First brainstorm and identify what you have accomplished in terms of education, training, and experience. Start with what you are currently involved in, and then work backwards. This should be a comprehensive list which you will then edit to include only the most relevant information. Include any field work (internships), paid employment, volunteer work, activities, memberships, etc. The categories listed below may be helpful.
Present the most relevant information first. For a student teaching resume, Education should come first, beginning with your most recent institution. See sample resumes for additional formatting suggestions. References do not need to be included in the resume, but consider opening a Credential File in Career Services.
Categories should be specific. If everything is listed under "Experience" or "Work Experience", then as a reader it will take me much longer to sort through the kind of experience referred to in each position. Categories may include RELATED experience, TEACHING experience, TUTORING experience, LEADERSHIP experience, etc. A position as a substitute teacher, summer camp counselor, tutor, or day care provider would be related experience for someone seeking to teach.
The descriptions you develop are critical to the success of your resume. These descriptions demonstrate how effectively you can assemble and prioritize information, and how you can communicate in writing. During this process, you will compile more information than you need to include. The editing phase is designed to identify the information that you really want your reader to learn about each experience you list.
This is a critical point in resume development. You want your resume to be strong, not long.
See the full list of sample resumes categorized by major/degree.