Apply to Teach in New York City Public Schools

Application & Hiring Process


The NYC Online Teacher Application for the 2024- 2025 school year is now open!

The NYC Online Teacher Application is required for all candidates who are interested in securing a full-time teaching position with New York City Public Schools.

The Application Process

We take hiring seriously because we take our teachers seriously. There are two parts to our rigorous hiring process. First, apply to become a teacher at New York City Public Schools by completing a thorough online application. Then if your application is accepted, you can begin connecting with principals at schools that interest you.

Step 1: Gather your application materials

You will be able to save and return to your started application, but we recommend gathering all application materials first. The NYC Online Teacher Application Guide reviews everything you’ll need. 

Step 2: Submit your online teacher application

If you are new to the NYC Online Teacher Application, the first step is to create an account by clicking on "New User". Once you complete your Common Profile, you will have access to start your teacher application. The NYC Online Teacher Application Guide walks you step-by-step through the application and provides links to helpful resources for your application journey. You can also find answers to commonly asked questions in our Online Support Center.

Apply early for greater access to job search supports! See here for application deadlines and associated supports.

Step 3: Find and apply for open positions

If your application is accepted, you will be able to search for open teaching positions and express interest in those that appeal to you and match your skills and background. Please keep in mind that an accepted application does not guarantee a teaching position. You must directly apply to schools for positions that interest you. Read on for the best ways to approach your job search.

The New Teacher Finder
If your application is accepted, you can review open positions and connect with hiring principals through the New Teacher Finder, which principals use to browse candidate applications, post job openings, and reach out to promising applicants. In addition to help with your job search, New Teacher Finder members have access to hiring resources and exclusive networking events.  

Recruitment Events
Some candidates may be eligible to attend recruitment fairs and other networking events, where they will connect directly with hiring principals. Invitations are reserved for the strongest candidates in select subject areas.

Direct Outreach
Principals and other school-level staff make hiring decisions, so we encourage you to contact schools directly. Just make sure to tailor your resume and cover letter to each school and position so your application stands out.

Step 4: Prepare for Your Start Date

Once hired, you’ll need to complete several tasks before your first day, including getting fingerprinted. You will receive specific instructions for everything required, and can use the HR Checklist for New Pedagogical Employees as a guide. 

Teachers who have found a position at a New York City Public School should also complete an application

A complete and submitted online teacher application is an important and required component of New York City Public School’s teacher staffing process. If you have received an offer from a New York City public school, please complete your online application as soon as possible in order to avoid processing delays.