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ENGL 2116

English 2116 Introduction to Technical Communication


Company Summary for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Gap Analysis
Purpose
The purpose of this gap analysis is to address the gaps in my employment skills in
order to obtain a job as a Middle Grades English and Language Art Teacher.
Company Analysis
(In the space below, write a brief 250-word analysis of the company with whom you are
seeking employment. State the company name, location, what they specialize in and sell, as
well as a brief history and a discussion of the companys strengths and/or the challenges it
faces.)

Gap Analysis Table (Fill in the chart below)


Job Requirement
Bachelors and NC
State Licensure or
eligible to attain
within 3 years
Depth of English
content knowledge

Flexibility

Skills
I do not yet have
license but I am
awaiting my scores
in which I will then
be certified.
Very
knowledgeable due
to related
coursework,
clinical
experiences and
student teaching
I am extremely
flexible. I am a
graduate student
but classes are in
the evenings in
order to obtain fulltime employment

Interest
High Interest

Background
In the process

High Interest

Practice with
Elementary level
students, 1 year
experience

High Interest

n/a

Good
communication
skills, fit with team
and collaborative
skills
Middle Grade
Experience

I am a great team
player with good
communication
skills.
I do not have
middle grade
experience yet;
last teaching job
was elementary.

High interest

High Interest

Over 10 years of
communication
experience and
team work
No background in
middle grades

Addressing the Gaps


(In your groups, brainstorm together to come up with specific ways you can address these
gaps to strengthen your letter of application. Write your solutions below.)

Gaps can be addressed by doing research to find out how to obtain teachers
license and if I am qualified or eligible to do so. If not, address how I am
eligible to obtain within 3 years
Address the gap of not having middle grade experience by explaining the
clinical observations and how any hours were completed: how do those
observations give you middle grades experience