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High-Need Subjects

Apply your unique skills and knowledge where they’re needed most. While our hiring needs change each year, we’re always looking for candidates who are passionate about sparking student success in critical subject areas, including the ones discussed below.


Join the nation’s most ambitious effort to expand pre-K and get our youngest learners off to a strong start. With 600 pre-K programs, we’re working to give every four-year-old in New York City access to high-quality, full-day pre-K. Our teachers create dynamic learning environments that engage students, cultivate intellectual confidence, and instill the academic, social and emotional skills they will need to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. All candidates who have or are on track to have an early education teaching certificate from New York State may apply. See Pre-K Education for more.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Our STEM teachers use the city as their laboratory. At our many STEM-themed schools, which focus on subjects from science research to the health professions, students engage in rich, inquiry-based learning. Through partnerships with dozens of leading STEM organizations like the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Hall of Science, teachers can hone their teaching practice, maintain cutting-edge content knowledge, and expose students to exciting STEM careers. More than 900 STEM teachers each year take on leadership responsibilities, and others pursue additional development through programs like Bank Street’s Leadership in Mathematics, Math for America New York, or Urban Advantage’s Middle School Science Initiative.

Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (ESL)

Our bilingual and ESL teachers empower more than 150,000 students with critical English language skills to succeed across subjects. In 2015-16, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) is also launching or expanding 40 dual language programs. High-demand languages include Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole and Spanish.

Special Education and District 75 

Empower special-needs students with personalized instruction. Teachers working in integrated Special Education programs provide individualized support in schools across the city and help students with unique learning needs master the general curriculum. In District 75, a specialized district for approximately 23,000 students with moderate to severe disabilities, teachers deliver instruction to students who may be on the autism spectrum, emotionally challenged, multiply-disabled, speech and language impaired, intellectually disabled or learning disabled. If you teach bilingual special education or visually impaired students, you may be eligible for our Loan Forgiveness Program.