Career Support

Magner Career Center

For advisement on résumé writing and interview skills, as well as other career support and job postings, please visit the Magner Career Center:

1303 James Hall
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
P: 718.951.5696

Click here for information on résumé review drop-in hours. 

The Magner Career Center has large numbers of internship, fellowship and teaching opportunities posted every year for School of Education students and graduates. 

Be sure the e-mail address you have on file with BC WebCentral is your preferred e-mail address so we can send postings to you before and after you graduate. You can update your e-mail address by logging in to the BC WebCentral Portal and navigating My Info > My E-mail and Text Message Subscriptions. Select the option for "news from institutional departments."   

You can access Magner Center services and resources, including a reference guide to résumés and cover letters, on the Brooklyn College WebCentral Portal via the Career tab.

New York City Department of Education Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality

The job application site for 2015–16 New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) teaching job opportunities is opened now and it will close in late June. The application available now if for candidates who are eligible to be certified by Sept. 1, 2015.  Be sure to check  for details and deadlines. June 1 is the last priority deadline to submit your application. June 29 is the final deadline for your application so you can receive the standard review process, New Teacher Finder consideration and other support. Applications received after June 29 may only be reviewed on an as-needed basis. Nonteaching candidates, see below.

Click here for the guide for the online teacher application so you can preview the three writing prompts you must answer as part of your application. We recommend that you submit high-quality essays. You can get writing tutor support at at the Brooklyn College Learning Center. Click here for sample elementary and secondary résumés created by CUNY. You can ask for a résumé review from the Magner Career Center.

Please note that the job application posted now is for the 2015–16 school year only and you must be on track to be eligible to be certified by Sept. 1, 2015, to be eligible for hire. If your graduation date is Sept. 1, you may need to allow time after Sept. 1 for your certification to be processed. If that is the case, see the information about expedited processing posted on the main page of the Educator Certification website in the paragraph "If you need written confirmation of your expected date of degree conferral before the timeline posted."

If you started or completed an online teacher application before 2015 and have not yet been hired, you will need to complete the currently available application. If you are not hired, you will need to check the job application site in the spring of the following year(s) to see if there are new application requirements.

You will need to complete your NYCDOE application before the application site closes if you have completed your certification requirements by that time or not. The application site closes on June 29. We recommend completing your application as early as possible, ideally by June 1, the last priority deadline. If you have not graduated yet, you can request a letter from your program office stating your expected graduation date and program area. Contact one of the following: the Early Childhood/Art Education office, 2309 James Hall; Childhood/Bilingual/Special Education office, 2105 James Hall; Secondary Education office, 2606 James Hall; or Kinesiology, 428 West Quad Center.

Every eligible teacher candidate is ultimately responsible for his or her own job placement. However, once you complete an online application and it is successfully processed into the NYCDOE prospective teacher database called the New Teacher Finder you can register and attend job search online workshops through the TeachNYC Academy. In addition, you can always e-mail TeachNYC or call HR Direct at 718.935.4000 with questions or concerns. You can also research NYCDOE schools by grade level, borough or district via the NYCDOE website at and feel free to reach out to principals directly to ask about teaching opportunities at their school as there is no citywide vacancy listing and your job search with the NYCDOE will require your direct outreach with school principals. Click here for more information.

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