We recommend that teachers certified in other states start early their New York State Education Department application simultaneously with the NYC Department of Education application. Teachers will need to apply for and receive a teaching certification from the New York State Education Department as well as complete the NYC Online Teacher Application. Bear in mind that the New York State Education Department can take over five months to review applications for certification.
If you are interested in starting on the first day of school in September, we recommend beginning the NYC and NYS processes by January of that year. This means that teachers who are interested in starting for the 2023-2024 school year should begin the application process in December 2022-January 2023.
If you are open to positions that begin after the first day of school, we recommend starting the process six months in advance.