Teaching in NYC

New York City is one of the most dynamic and culturally rich places in the world. Over 8 million people live in distinct, vibrant neighborhoods throughout the city. As a teacher in New York City’s public schools, your classroom will represent a unique and fascinating slice of the city.

Working in Our Classrooms

In New York City, there's no one, singular definition of what a classroom can be. From large, community schools with as many as 4,000 students, to smaller, arts- or technology-focused specialty schools, there's no limit to the opportunities you'll have to find your niche as a teacher. Through our District 75 citywide special education programs, we also provide specialized learning environments for students with disabilities. And thanks to our partnerships with more than 200 local arts and cultural organizations, it's easy to make the City your classroom as well. 

Teaching STEM in New York City

With world-class zoos, aquariums, museums and more, New York is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) city. Through partnerships with STEM-focused organizations, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) offers countless opportunities to leverage these resources into high-quality educational experiences, at a time when student proficiency in these subjects is more valuable than ever.

Living in New York City

New York is truly the city that never sleeps. Attend world-class theater, concerts, museums, galleries, sporting events, and cultural festivals. Even though New York is an urban center, we’ve also got 14 miles of beaches, 400 athletic fields, 54 public pools, and 17 nature centers. Choose from over 15,000 restaurants of every cuisine, price range, and style imaginable. You can shop everywhere from chic SoHo boutiques to out-of-the-way thrift stores.


If New York is one thing, it’s never boring. Every day is a learning experience – that’s what being a New Yorker is all about.

Meet Your Colleagues

In a city like New York, your colleagues are as diverse and inspiring as the city itself. Meet some of your co-workers and learn more about what inspires them to teach in New York City.

Online Information Session

View our recorded online information session about working and living in New York or register for a recruiter-facilitated session.