I Teach NYC: Recruiting at TC

| February 8, 2011

Nina Sethi is a TC student working on her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  She is also the Campus Ambassador to the Department of Education and would like to give you some information about applying to teach in the NYC schools.  If you have any questions or need additional information, email Nina at ns2632@columbia.edu.

*”I Teach NYC” is on both Facebook and Twitter to provide up to date information and updates:



You MUST apply online- go to teachnyc.net to apply.  The earlier you apply, the better!

You will need to create an account, and then you will be asked to provide:

  • Certification Information (you must be certified by September 2011 in order to apply to teach for the 2011-2012 school year)
  • Educational background
  • Experience (work, volunteer, leadership)
  • Personal references (you will be asked to provide 3)
  • Updated resume
  • Answers to two essay questions (both responses should be no longer than 600 words)

Please keep in mind that while you can log on, work on your application and save your work to come back to it later, once you submit your essays you will no longer be able to edit them.

Also, you must be fingerprinted by the DOE in order to be eligible to apply online.  If you are currently student teaching, you have probably already completed this requirement.

Services Provided by the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality (TRQ) at the Department of Education (DOE)

New Teacher Finder Network

Candidates are admitted into the New Teacher Finder based on an evaluation of their application.  Applicants who apply early will get the greatest access to these services.  Principals search the New Teacher Finder network to find high quality candidates.  New Teacher Finder members are also notified when schools post open positions so they can apply.

New Teacher Finder members are also eligible to attend bi-weekly webinars and chats relevant to finding a job and teaching in NYC, scheduled between March and August.  They are highly recommended by former New Teacher Finder members.  New Teacher Finder members also may be invited to attend I TEACH NYC Tours of NYC schools to learn more about NYC schools and teaching opportunities.

The deadline for early inclusion in the New Teacher Finder is Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More information about the New Teacher Finder can be found here: http://schools.nyc.gov/TeachNYC/apply/teacherfinder.htm

TRQ Select

TRQ Select is a recruitment program for the top tier of the applicant pool who show the highest potential for teaching.  TRQ Select members are a diverse mix of candidates who show capacity to improve student achievement and serve as effective leaders and contributors to their school community.

TRQ Select members get higher level support from the DOE and exclusive access to employment resources like advice from recruiters and opportunities to attend invitation only career fairs.

The deadline for final consideration for TRQ Select is Friday, March 11, 2011

More information about TRQ Select can be found here: http://schools.nyc.gov/TeachNYC/incentives/trqselect/default.htm

Other Useful Links and Information

TC will be hosting a Principal Panel on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.  This is a great opportunity to network and receive advice from principals (who will be TC alumni) about your job search.

Wednesday, June 30, 2011 is the final application deadline to be considered for review for the 2011-12 school year