Career Information and Support

This page includes information about support you can receive from the Magner Career Center and how to apply for 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.

Current students and recently graduated alumni who would like to receive job postings directly from the Magner Career Center can sign in to the Brooklyn College job site on the BC WebCentral Portal. Go to the career tab and click "Hire BC." We do get job postings regularly and we will share them with you. 

You can check the Magner Career Center School of Education newsletter for postings. This newsletter is updated frequently.

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.

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
  • AHRC-NYC
  • 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

The application for the 2016–17 school year is now available at www.teachnyc.netYou do not need to be certified to apply, but you do need to be certified to be hired. The sooner you apply, the more resources may be available to you.  The final application deadline for 2016 has been extended to July 11th, 2016.

If you will be applying for New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) teaching jobs so that you can  be hired for the first time, and if you expect to be certified this fall, we recommend that you start your job application process now and complete it before the deadline. Allow enough time because the application process involves several steps.

Be sure to complete the application before the last deadline  if you are certified by the application deadline or not. July 11 is the final chance to receive the standard review process. Applications received after this deadline may only be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

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 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. Please contact your program office: ECAE (Early Childhood /Art Education), CBSE (Childhood/Bilingual & Special Ed.), 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, send an email to the Certification Officer

You may need letters of reference, and you can request these from your professors if you like. 

The application posted now may only be valid for the 2016–17 year. If you completed an application between February 2015 and November 2015, and you were admitted into the New Teacher Finder, you will receive an e-mail with specific instructions on how to reactivate your application. Otherwise, you will need to complete a new application.

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. 

For more information on the job search process, you can participate in live webinars

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. In addition, you can always e-mail the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality (TRQ) or call HR Direct at 718.935.4000 with questions or concerns. 

You can research current and new NYC DOE schools by grade level, borough, or district via the NYC DOE 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 NYC DOE 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 at the NYC DOE 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. 

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