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.

Brooklyn College, 1303 James Hall, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone 718.951.5696,  careernews@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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

You can sign up for job postings from the Magner Career Center by calling to request an eRecruiting account at 718 951-5696. The Magner Career Center has large numbers of internship, fellowship and teaching opportunities posted every year for School of Education students and graduates. Click here for more information. 

Be sure the email address you have on file with BC WebCentral is your preferred email address so we can send postings to you before and after you graduate. You can update your email address by going to BCWeb Central http://portal.brooklyn.edu > my info > my email 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, at 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 expect to be certified by Sept. 1, 2015. Be sure to check www.teachnyc.net  for details and deadlines.  The first priority deadline was March 23rd.  The second priority deadline is April 27th. Non-teaching 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,  or with Melissa Clairjeune, Room 2106 James Hall, Mon. 1 - 5 p.m., Tues. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wed. 3 - 6 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 - 5 p.m. 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 certified by Sept. 1, 2015 to be eligible for hire. 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 www.teachnyc.net 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 April 27th, the second 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 the Early Childhood/Art Education office in room 2309 James Hall, Childhood/Bilingual/Special Education office in room 2105 James Hall, the Secondary Education office in room 2606 James Hall, or Kinesiology in room 428 West Quad. 

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 email teachnyc@schools.nyc.gov 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 schools.nyc.gov 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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