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Career and Technical Education

It’s an exciting time to teach Career and Technical Education (CTE). We’re enhancing our CTE programs at about 150 schools across the city, at both comprehensive high schools and campuses dedicated specifically to CTE. President Obama even hailed one of our CTE high schools as a model for the nation in his State of the Union address.

Use your deep industry knowledge to inspire students and cultivate the skills they need for a rewarding career in your field. Our rigorous CTE programs blend focused academics with intensive study of in-demand industries, ranging from aerospace manufacturing to healthcare to culinary arts to graphic imaging.

High-Need Subjects

We are especially interested in applicants with experience in high-demand fields such as healthcare, information technology, computer technology, building trades, hospitality and tourism, and business management and administration.

Earn Your CTE Certification

Most of our career and technical educators bring multiple years of professional experience to the classroom. You must have at least two years of industry experience to earn certification.

Search the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) certification requirements database to find out what’s required for your area of expertise, and then learn more about the steps to becoming a certified CTE teacher.

For questions about CTE programs of study, please visit the NYC DOE's CTE website or contact us.

Career and Technical Education Fields

  • Agriculture

  • Aviation

  • Construction Industry

  • Culinary Arts

  • Family and Consumer Science

  • Graphic, Printing and Visual Communications

  • Health Occupations

  • Performing Arts

  • Precision Metal Work

  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technology