This page was last updated: July 28, 2014.

This website pertains to NYC public schools. If you're interested in teaching in a charter school, please visit the
New York City Charter School Center .

Online Teacher Application

While our final priority application deadline has passed, the Online Teacher Application remains open for candidates in the following subject areas, based on the hiring needs of our schools.

  • Arts (Music, Dance, Theater and Visual Arts)
  • Mathematics
  • All Science subjects
  • English as a Second Language
  • Bilingual Education
  • Early Childhood Education

If you are certified in any of these subject areas, and are interested in teaching in our schools this upcoming school year, we encourage you to complete and submit your online teacher application as soon as possible.

If you are interested in teaching in New York City public schools in 2015 (2015-16 school year), please DO NOT complete the online application at this moment. The application is currently available only for teachers who:

  • Have found a position with a NYC public school for this upcoming school year and need to complete the employment application requirement.
  • Are certified in the subjects listed above and who are interested in teaching this upcoming school year. 

The Online Teacher Application for the 2015-16 school year will be available in early 2015.

Hiring Needs and Guidelines

The NYCDOE hired more than 5,000 new teachers to NYC public schools for the 2013-14 school year. At the present time, district public schools in NYC may hire external teachers (teachers not currently employed by the NYCDOE) in the following subject areas:

  • Early Childhood
  • Childhood/Common Branches
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Generalist
  • Sciences
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • Speech
  • Bilingual (all of the above licenses)
  • English as a Second Language
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Arts licenses including visual arts, music, theater and dance
  • Library
  • Most foreign languages including Spanish, Chinese, Latin and French
  • Other subjects may be hired on a case by case basis only

Hiring needs and restrictions may shift, so interested applicants should check back frequently for updates.

Teaching Pre-K in New York City

The City of New York is seeking talented early childhood educators to lead high-quality pre-K classrooms in public school and community-based organizations across the city. Research shows that pre-K reduces income inequality and increases social mobility and long-term educational gains for children.

Efforts to expand pre-K across the City are expected to open up opportunities to teach in two different settings - public schools and community based organizations. We are seeking enthusiastic and effective early childhood educators to become classroom leaders in both settings. An ideal candidate:

  • possesses genuine joy and success in leading a classroom that reflects the unique learning, socio-emotional, developmental and language needs of four-year-old students;
  • is able to create an enriching classroom environment that fosters learning across a broad spectrum of activities and experiences; and
  • builds strong relationships with adults, actively engaging parents and caregivers, colleagues, and members of the community

For more information on our pre-K expansion initiative, click here. If you're interested in teaching pre-K in New York City, just complete our short interest form to ensure you receive all of the latest information and updates. And if you're already certified as an early childhood educator, make sure you complete our Online Teacher Application to become eligible for hire in our schools!

Online Teacher Application

As of February 10, 2014, the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality (TRQ) has reopened the Online Teacher Application for the 2014-15 school year. All teachers interested in open positions in New York City public schools for the upcoming or current school years must complete and submit an application to be eligible for consideration.

To start an application, please return to the TeachNYC.net homepage and click the "Apply Now" button. 

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