Career Information and Support
This page includes information about how to apply for jobs with the New York City Department of Education and support you can receive from the Magner Career Center.
If you will be applying for your first New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) teaching job, we recommend that you complete the job application at TeachNYC well before you are offered a NYCDOE job. Allow enough time to complete the application because the application process involves several steps and an evaluation.
The application for NYCDOE teaching jobs for the 2017–18 school year is now available. The deadline to complete your application is Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
You do not need to be certified to apply, but you do need to be certified to be hired. If you are offered a job before you complete the application, you will still need to complete an application. Completing an application early will help you to be eligible for more opportunities and support.
On the TeachNYC website, you will be able to:
- start an application, access the application guide, and find out about upcoming deadlines;
- review teacher salary, benefits, and incentives like the Teachers of Tomorrow program; and
- learn about teacher career pathways and professional learning experiences.
- Register for online teacher chats and hear directly from educators. You will hear information on interviewing tips; preparing for the first day/week/month; creating a behavior management plan that works; partnering with parents; and more.
- Join the virtual community on Facebook and Twitter.
- Sign up for online info session webinars happening throughout the spring. You will learn how to apply, how to navigate the job search, and more.
- Be sure to complete your answers to the writing prompts in the application carefully, since your writing will be evaluated. You may want to consult with a writing tutor in the Brooklyn College Learning Center.
- If you are not yet certified, and if you have not graduated yet, you will need a confirmation letter from your college education program. Contact your program office: ECAE (Early Childhood /Art Education), CBSE (Childhood/Bilingual and Special Education), SEED (Secondary Education), KINS (Kinesiology/Physical Education), or Music.
- If you are not yet certified and if have graduated recently, you may need a confirmation letter from your college education program stating the status of your certification progress. If you need this letter, e-mail the certification officer.
- You may need contact information (email addresses) for some people you want to use as references. You can ask people you have worked with, such as your cooperating teacher, the supervisor for your student teaching class, and any other professionals you have worked with, if they can be a work reference for you.
- The application requirements may change from year to year. If you completed an application previously, and if you were admitted into the New Teacher Finder before 2016 but not hired, you can send an e-mail to the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to reactivate your application.
- Every eligible teacher candidate is ultimately responsible for his or her own job placement. You can research current and new NYCDOE schools by grade level, borough, or district via the NYCDOE website. 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. You may want to research each site you are interested in. For example, you can refer to the information posted on NYCDOE website and examine the data in the Quality Review, Learning Environment Survey, School Report Card, etc., so you can address the needs of each individual school when you apply for job opportunities.
- We recommend that you visit the Magner Career Center, 1303 James Hall, to have your résumé reviewed and find out about the other resources available to you.
- Watch your e-mail from Brooklyn College for further announcements and events. Be sure your e-mail address is correct in the BC WebCentral Portal if you are not already receiving announcements regularly.
- Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Opportunities in New York City information
- Speech and Pupil Personnel Services (including school counselors and school psychologists) job application
- Principal Candidate Pool application and information
- New York City Charter School Center
Magner Career Center and Career Events—Spring 2017
May 11, 2017: "Be an ideal Department of Education or Charter School Candidate" Career Event. Register at http://tinyurl.com/BCprincipalpanel You can listen to a diverse panel (Principals, Hiring Managers and Recruiters) on how you can present yourself as an ideal candidate for the Department of Education, Charter and Private schools. Bring your résumés!
You can have your résumé reviewed at the Magner Career Center (recommended!). Check the Magner Center for information on drop-in hours for résumé review and approval.
The School of Education works closely with the Magner Career Center to offer events and services designed to prepare students for a successful career. Through partnerships with employers, alumni, faculty, and staff, the Magner Career Center develops programs to meet the specific needs of the students in the School of Education.
In order to use the Brooklyn College Job site, sign in to BC WebCentral and go to the career tab, then click "Hire BC" for access. You will be able to access job and internship positions and apply directly. If you cannot log in using the BC WebCentral portal, you can use this link instead.
Recent graduates of the School of Education who actively prepared for their career by participating in internships and using the Magner Career Center's services have found career success after graduation. Graduates since 2004 hold prestigious positions, including English teacher at Midwood High School, care manager/care coordinator at Diaspora Community Services, bilingual school psychologist at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), college adviser at the Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center, kindergarten teacher at Achievement First, teacher at Sco Family of Services, special education teacher at Harlem Children's Zone, and middle school special education teacher at the NYCDOE.
Internships and Employers
Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives the School of Education students access to internships and employers at a number of companies, including NYCDOE, New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Reading Partners, Jumpstart, Edward R. Murrow High School, P.S. 321 William Penn School, Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, Advocates for Children of New York, Gateway National Recreation Area, BC Hillel Afterschool Program, and Strive for College, just to name a few.
Employers are always looking for Brooklyn College students and alumni through our bi-annual job fair and our job search website, HireBC. Here are some employers looking to hire students and alumni from the School of Education: Achieve Beyond, Achievement First, AHRC-NYC, Boys & Girls Clubs, Bright Horizons, DREAM Charter School, Harlem Children's Zone, Jumpstart, Kaplan, Reading Partners, Uncommon Schools, and Wingspan Arts.
Alumni Mentoring Program
The Magner Career Center's Alumni Mentor Program pairs students with a mentor in their field of interest. Mentors have come from organizations including Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment, New York State Education Department, NYCDOE, CAMBA, and Howard University School of Law. The center also hosts mentor luncheons and networking nights as another way to connect students with alumni.
Career Workshops and Panels
The Magner Career Center and the School of Education bring back successful alumni to serve as speakers and participants in mentor luncheons and networking nights. Past participants include the assistant superintendent for secondary education, chief executive officer of VSL Education Consulting, teachers and principals from the NYCDOE, and the director of planning at the NYCDOE. Events and programs specific for the School of Education have included "Thinking Outside the Box: Building Minds through Education," "NYC Charter School Career Fair," "Dale Carnegie Training: Networking for Education Majors," "Making a Difference: Education, Nonprofit and Social Impact Internships," "Principal Panel," and "How to Get a Job in School Counseling/School Psychology."
Learn first-hand about a profession of your interest and its career requirements through a visit to a an organization. Past visits have been with organizations such as Teach for America, City Year, American Museum of Natural History, Columbia University, and New York City government. The visits are often hosted by Brooklyn College alumni.
Additional Magner Career Center Services
The Magner Career Center provides additional services, including career planning, career assessments, LinkedIn training, pre-law advising, résumé review, and interview preparation.