Speech Improvement / Speech and Language Pathology


Speech Improvement Teachers/Speech Pathologists

All candidates interested in becoming a speech pathologist or a teacher of speech improvement in the New York City public schools must possess or have completed all requirements for the appropriate New York State certificate. Candidates from out-of-state may be considered provided that they fall within the guidelines for interstate reciprocity as defined by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). More information on specific requirements is provided by NYSED.

Application and Hiring Process

For full-time employment opportunities for the 2015-16 school year, new prospective candidates are required to register and complete our online application, which is now open. Instructions will be provided at the registration site. 

Candidates who are deemed eligible for these positions through the online pre-screening process will be placed on a list of available and preferred candidates for Principals and Supervisors of Speech to review. This list will be forwarded to hiring supervisors who will contact candidates as needed to schedule interviews for these positions. Moreover, eligible speech candidates will be placed in the New Teacher Finder with eligible teachers. This search tool allows principals to post school-based positions and contact candidates; and allows candidates to search for vacancies and apply directly to schools. Please be aware that these positions are typically posted during the summer months and into the start of the school year.

Bilingual Extensions for Speech Providers

In order to seek a position as a Bilingual Speech Improvement Teacher or Pathologist, you must hold the bilingual extension in addition to your base certificate in your professional discipline. If you have this extension certificate, please be sure to indicate this information when submitting your online application. If you have been offered a position as a bilingual provider, and need the bilingual extension, please contact the Office of Scholarship and Incentive Programs for further information at (718) 935-2449.

Searching for Vacancies as a Current NYCDOE Employee

If you are a currently employed speech teacher/pathologist or a related service provider interested in a same title transfer, you may search for full time vacancies in our schools through the Open Market system which is available from April through August. Directions on how to search vacancies is available at the top of the page in Open Market. Once you identify a vacancy, you must follow the directions to submit an application via the Open Market. It is important to note that because of an overwhelming number of applicants, not all schools will contact you.

Scholarship Programs for Monolingual and Bilingual Speech Pathology Candidates

Scholarships are available for candidates interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in speech pathology. Both monolingual candidates and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply at http://teachnycprograms.net. Please note that currently employed teachers or clinicians are not eligible for the scholarship program.