Teacher Development


  • Learn more about the annual Big Apple Awards, honoring outstanding teachers in New York City's public schools.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Information and guidance on Response to Intervention.
  • Earn the bilingual extension to your teaching certificate, with the cost subsidized by the NYCDOE.
  • The most recent teachers’ contract has established an unprecedented career ladder for excellent teachers to support their colleagues’ and students’ learning. All eligible NYCDOE teachers are invited to participate in the central screening process for available teacher leader opportunities.