We recommend that teachers certified in other states start early. Teachers will need to apply for and receive 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 in January of that year. This means that teachers who are interested in starting for the 2022-2023 school year should begin the processes in January of 2022.
If you are open to positions that begin after the first day of school, we recommend starting the process six months in advance.
Looking for more information about completing the NYC Online Teacher Application and the TEACH application for certification? Check out the How to Apply and the New York State Certification sections of our Online Support Center.