Office of Arts & Special Projects

Prospective Teachers

Are you interested in a rewarding career as an arts teacher with the New York City Department of Education? New York City's public school teachers are preparing over a million students across the city for success in college and careers. Here, you can find useful information and advice for prospective arts teachers in dance, music, theater, and visual arts.

All New York City teachers are required to have certification from New York State Education. Click here for specific information about arts certification pathways.

Additional support can be provided by the Department of Education Division of Human Resources at:

HR Connect
65 Court Street, Room 102
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 935-4000
HR Connect Website

For more specific inquiries, please e-mail

Office of Arts & Special Projects