Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I apply for a certified employment with Unit 5?
    • The best way to apply is to complete the on-line application.
  • Will all my Certified Staff experience be counted? Do you hire people with as much experience as I have?
    • Credit will be granted at the rate of one year for each of the 1st 5 years, and one year for each two years for the next six years. The highest a person can enter the system is at step nine.
  • What is a credential file?
    • A credentials file is typically held by a university and contains letters of recommendation prepared by instructors and previous employers. Letters of recommendation can be submitted in place of a credentials file.
  • Will you respond to my application and/or interview?
    • You will receive and e-mail to confirm your application. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by phone of the time and date. If an applicant is not selected for an interview, the application will be retained for two years for any future positions. Once an applicant has been interviewed he or she will be notified by phone if chosen to fill the position and by mail, if not.
  • How can I best prepare for an interview and/or job with Unit 5?
    • Make sure that your file in the Unit Office best represents you and your teaching philosophy and contains all requested information. Since interviews are typically brief, be prepared with concise, well thought out responses.
  • What basic benefits can I expect?
    • Please review the benefits summary.
  • How will I know what teaching positions are available?
    • Positions are posted on the website, at all school buildings, at the Unit Office and on the job boards of many Midwestern universities.