Career Support

Below you will find information about the Magner Career Center and jobs with the New York City Department of Education.

Magner Career Center

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.

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 (NYC DOE), 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 NYC DOE.

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 NYC DOE, 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.

Unable to afford to work an unpaid internship? The Magner Career Center selects winners from each school to receive internship stipends. Winners are selected twice a year, and students should apply the semester before they plan to intern. Learn more about the internship program and how to apply for an internship stipend.

Employers are always looking for Brooklyn College students and alumni through our bi-annual job fair and our job search website, HireBC. Listed below are some employers looking to hire students and alumni from the School of Education.

  • Achieve Beyond
  • Achievement First
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Bright Horizons
  • DREAM Charter School
  • Harlem Children's Zone
  • Jumpstart
  • Kaplan
  • Reading Partners
  • Uncommon Schools
  • Wingspan Arts

Alumni Mentoring Program

The Magner Career Center's Alumni Mentoring 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, NYC DOE, 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 NYC DOE, and the director of planning at the NYC DOE. 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.

Company Visits

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.

New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) Teaching Job Opportunities

You can visit the NYC DOE website and select the "Express Interest" option so you can be eligible for mid-year hires and receive information about the job application process for the 2016–17 year.

Feb. 11, 2016 event: You are invited to attend a career event at the Brooklyn College library, Woody Tanger Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 11. The event will be held from 4:00PM - 5:00 PM. A representative from the NYC DOE will present information about the job application process. This is a repeat of the meeting we held in December. Please reserve your seat by going to Brooklyn College homepage > BC WebCentral, log in > Career > Career Workshops > Feb. 11: How To Be an Ideal DOE Candidate Workshop

You can also participate in live webinars about the NYC DOE career search process. During the webinars, you will learn about:

  • how to submit information in order to be considered for mid-year positions;

  • hiring trends and information about the 2016 new teacher application; and

  • beginning your careers with the NYC DOE.

If you applied already and were not hired, we recommend that you check again in mid-February for the application for the 2016–17 year. If you have questions or concerns, you can send an e-mail to NYC DOE or call HR Direct at 718.935.4000.

Note that 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 NYC DOE prospective teacher database called the New Teacher Finder, you can register and attend job search online workshops through the TeachNYC Academy. You can also research NYC DOE schools by grade level, borough or district via the NYC DOE website and reach out to principals directly to ask about teaching opportunities at their school as there is no citywide vacancy listing.

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