Education Mock Interview

29 interview questions and answers to help you prepare for an interview in the education industry.

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At Company ABC we put a strong emphasis on continued education. We believe that there is always more to learn. How do you feel about continued education?

Of course education is important when you are working in the education industry! Assure the interviewer that you are not resistant to continued education. Perhaps there is a course, program, or workshop that you are personally interested in? Discuss with the interviewer your passion for education.

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29 Education Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. At Company ABC we put a strong emphasis on continued education. We believe that there is always more to learn. How do you feel about continued education?

  • 2. In this position you may be working with individuals who are underage and/or vulnerable. We do full background checks on all of our employees. Are you willing to comply?

  • 3. Take a few minutes to walk me through your post-secondary education.

  • 4. Tell me about a teacher, leader, or mentor who affected your life in a positive way.

  • 5. At Company ABC, we seek to hire the most compassionate individuals. Do you consider yourself compassionate?

  • 6. In our industry, your day may not be a typical 8AM - 4PM. Are you willing to work overtime and participate in extra-curricular activities?

  • 7. At Company ABC we seek to hire those who are passionate about education. How would you describe your teaching/mentorship style?

  • 8. What are your thoughts on public vs. private education?

  • 9. If you could be a subject matter expert in any subject of your choice, which would you choose?

  • 10. Do you prefer working with a student one-on-one or with a larger class of students?

  • 11. Private and franchised adult learning institutions have greatly increased in popularity over the years. Do you see value in these institutions? Why or why not?

  • 12. Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you contributed to.

  • 13. When have you had to adapt to change?

  • 14. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

  • 15. If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?

  • 16. Why do you want this job with Company ABC?

  • 17. When entering a new job, describe how you build relationships with your new coworkers and supervisors.

  • 18. How do you believe you will complement our department, if you were hired?

  • 19. Give an example of when you used your listening skills to solve a problem.

  • 20. How do you like to encourage ideas in others?

  • 21. Do you always double check or proofread your work?

  • 22. List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.

  • 23. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

  • 24. How do you define success?

  • 25. What leadership qualities do you possess?

  • 26. What are your salary expectations?

  • 27. How do you handle stress on the job?

  • 28. Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.

  • 29. What questions do you have for me?