This page was last updated: August 18, 2014.

Updated 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). Please note that some subject areas may be subject to hiring restrictions and may require an exception to our guidelines.


2014-15 Teaching Opportunities

The NYC Department of Education is committed to ensuring we have talented teachers in high-need areas, as shown by our partnership with the 100K in 10 initiative, as well as our expanded commitment to the Arts. 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 during the 2014-15 school year, we encourage you to complete and submit your online teacher application as soon as possible.

Currently, the application is only available for teachers who:

  • have found a position with a NYC public school for the upcoming school year and need to complete the employment application requirement
  • are certified in one of the subjects listed above and who are interested in teaching during the 2014-15 school year

Applying for the 2015-16 school year
If you are interested in teaching in New York City public schools in the 2015-16 school year, please DO NOT complete an application at this moment. The Online Teacher Application for the 2015-16 school year will be available in early 2015.


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.


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.

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