Call for 2025 Handbook Articles

If you have words of wisdom for aspiring or potential PK-12 educators, let us help you share them!

Submit an article for the 2025 Job Search Handbook for Educators!

The deadline for consideration is Monday, February 12, 2024.

AAEE’s Job Search Handbook for Educators is considered the premier resource "manual" for pre-service educators, recent graduates, and others interested in careers in the PK-12 field. Each edition contains dozens of helpful articles to inspire, encourage, and guide novice educators as they pursue their professional goals.

You are invited to submit an article for the 2025 edition of the Job Search Handbook for Educators. We are requesting articles between 250 and 1,000 words in length.

Types of Articles

Want to contribute but not sure what to write about? No problem! AAEE has complied the list below to help jump-start those creative juices. 

We are seeking articles related to the following topics:

  • Reasons to enter the teaching profession
  • Resumes, cover letters, references, and applications
  • Networking and social media
  • Preparing for interviews and job fairs
  • Teaching in a virtual space
  • Traditional and non-traditional employment options 
  • Equity, diversity, and cultural competence
  • Educator self-care
  • Skills, salary, and the demand for educators
  • Navigating the first year of teaching
  • Other topics that may be relevant to pre-service educators, recent graduates, and others interested in PK-12 teaching careers

We welcome data-supported articles that are written in a conversational format. To-Do Lists, Top Ten Lists, FAQs, and/or quizzes are all excellent formats for Job Search Handbook articles. Think about how you would present this information to prospective educators if you were addressing them in person.

If your article is accepted, you, as the author:

  • Bear full responsibility for the content of your article; opinions expressed are not necessarily representative of AAEE;
  • Confirm that the article has not been published or submitted elsewhere;
  • Grant AAEE the right to use this article in 2025 Job Search Handbook and other AAEE publications and/or media;
  • Understand the editorial committee reserves the right to edit the article to fit the style and continuity of the Handbook.

Please submit your proposed article (as a PDF or MS Word document) by February 12, 2024.

You may review our Author's Agreement & Copyright Assignment here.