Teacher Development


  • Learn more about the annual Big Apple Awards, honoring outstanding teachers in New York City's public schools.
  • The NYCDOE is creating opportunities to recognize effective teachers for their contributions to the success of their students and peers, provide them with opportunities to grow their own professional practices while remaining in the classroom, and improve the quality of instruction for our city’s children.
  • The DOE's goal is to ensure that leaders of our system enhance their capacity, and that we continuously identify aspiring leaders who demonstrate commitment, innovation, and a relentless pursuit to meet the social and academic needs of our students. These programs provide PD experiences and opportunities for new, aspiring, and experienced school leaders.
  • In recognition of the demands of teaching in our highest-need schools, the New York City Department of Education offers financial incentives, including loan forgiveness opportunities, to teachers who take on challenging assignments.
  • Information and guidance on Response to Intervention.
  • Earn the bilingual extension to your teaching certificate, with the cost subsidized by the NYCDOE.