You may plan to continue working as a teacher for a long time. Maybe you are interested in moving into the administrative side, working as a principal or superintendent of schools. Your goal could also be to complete your masters, furthering your education.
Showing that you are interested in growing on a personal and a professional level is essential to convey to your interviewer. You want to show how your goal is relevant to the position you are interviewing for. Talk about how the position will help you reach your goals, giving as much detail as possible.
"My goal is to teach college-level Sociology in the next eight years, so I am taking online courses to complete my masters. I'm looking forward to the challenge of teaching at a higher level. Teaching high school social studies at your school will give me the experience I need to get closer to accomplishing my goal."
Entry Level answer example
"I am new to my teaching career which means that my primary goal right now is to carve a name for myself in the industry. I want to continue learning from more experienced teachers, and create amazing lesson plans."
Experienced answer example
"This teaching position is the next goal I have set for myself as a teacher. I want the opportunity to lead a social studies department with the support of a teachers' assistant and talented administrative staff. Once I have shown my capabilities, I would love to work my way into the role of departmental head."