K12 Recruiters

Credential Files



With more than 20 years of experience in educational placement, we can assure you that the chances of a candidate being interviewed and hired are significantly greater when we can provide school administrators with a complete credential file. Therefore, if you want to get hired, you should submit a complete credential file that includes copies of the following:

  • COVER LETTER that highlights your teaching strengths and how you will positively impact your students’ achievement
    • Do not just repeat your work experiences on your resume
    • Take time and research examples of cover letters, and customize your letter to reflect YOU and your teaching 
  • RESUME - professional looking (eye-appealing, no typos, complete and accurate)
  • TEACHING CERTIFICATE or a Statement of Eligibility for a Provisional or Probationary Certificate 
  • REFERENCE LIST - three or more educators who can serve as reference for you. The list should include current and/or former supervisors, colleagues and cooperating teachers from student teaching if a beginning teacher.
  • RECOMMENDATION LETTERS - Three or more recommendation letters from those people on your reference list. If you have additional fairly recent letters or evaluations from educators not on the reference list, you should also include those.
  • ALL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS - unofficial is okay, but must be clear and legible. An on-line printout is acceptable if it shows your name, the school's name, DEGREE AWARDED and all coursework is organized by semester.
  • AZ FINGERPRINT CARD for those wishing to teach in Arizona



The competition is tough for a teaching job. Give yourself every chance to be considered for positions. Research shows that employers screen through applications/resumes/credential files quickly at first to see if there is something there to catch their interest. You know the saying, "You only have one chance to make a good first impression".  Take that advice seriously when it comes to your credential file.  Make it PROFESSIONAL!

All schools are now going paperless and request credential files be uploaded or emailed as attachments. It is in your best interest to convert your documents to electronic documents. The most commonly accepted documents are MSWord and .PDF files.

Making an electronic file is probably easier than you think. If you have your own printer/scanner, you can scan the pages and save them into MSWord or .PDF format. If you do not have a scanner, you can take all of your documents to a store such as FedEx/Kinkos, Office Depot, Office Max, etc, and have them scan the file for you. They will scan your documents and convert them into .PDF documents and save them to a cd or flash drive, or email to you.  It is recommended that you save each document individually.  Multiple pages documents, such as transcripts should all be in one .PDF document. You then take the cd/flash drive (or go to your email) and save the .PDF documents on your computer. You can then email the documents to us.  You will also have documents that you can email to schools or upload to on-line applications. 

  • The maximum size for each document should be 2MB.  If the document is larger than 2MB, then try rescanning on a lower resolution setting.  If a scanned document is too large and it is scanned in color, try rescanning using a Black & White scan setting, which is typically smaller than a color scan.
  • It is also important to verify that all pages are clear, legible and sharp with no stray marks or lines. Transcripts with colored backgrounds are especially tricky. Sometimes making a copy on a "lighter" setting will eliminate the dark background caused by the color.



It is best to upload your documents with the application.  If you have documents to add to your file after submitting the application, they may be sent by email or postal mail.

Emailed documents accepted in MSWord or .PDF format.

We do not accept faxed documents.

Email: Info@K12Recruiters.com
Postal mail: K12 Recruiters ● 14373 Manchester Road, #688 ● Manchester, MO 63011