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Selection Process

Our 2019 application is now closed. Stay tuned for our 2020 application announcements! 

Click here to create an account and be notified when the 2020 application opens.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it is best to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The selection process for the NYC Teaching Collaborative consists of three parts: the online application, a phone interview, and an in-person interview (Selection Day). We recommend that interested candidates apply as early as possible. Our admissions process is done on a rolling bases and interview spaces to meet candidates interested in teach particular subject areas may close sooner than other subject areas.

  1. The online application.

    The online application collects information about your employment and academic background and subject area preferences, and also includes several short-answer essay questions. 

    A full transcript from the university where you completed your bachelor’s degree is a required element of your application. Depending on your education experience, you may also be asked to submit transcripts from other credit granting institutions as part of the application process.

    For this reason, we strongly recommend that you begin the application process early to provide sufficient time to gather the transcripts and records you need. For more detailed information about completing the application, please review our Application Preparation Guide

    Please note: Candidates who received their bachelor’s degree from a university outside the United States, or Puerto Rico, are required to submit an evaluation of their degree and all coursework as part of their application process. This is required to determine the candidate’s potential subject area teaching assignment and their university placement during training. If you have not had your degree evaluated, we recommend using World Education Services.This service used by the majority of our program’s university partners. 
  2. The phone interview.

    Following the online application, a select group of candidates will be invited to a phone interview. You can expect to hear back from us regarding the status of your application within four to six weeks of submitting a complete application.

    Please note: Some candidates may skip the phone interview and move directly to Selection Day if sufficient evidence has been collected through the review of their Online Application.
  3. Selection Day.

    Following the phone interview, a select group of candidates will be invited to an in-person interview in New York City. The interview will include a teaching sample and a group activity with other candidates. and a brief math assessment for math candidates.

    You must be prepared to interview in New York City. Not all candidates invited to a phone interview will be invited to an in-person interview.

    Based on the strengths of your application and interview, your subject area eligibility, and the needs of New York City schools, you will receive an admission decision from the NYC Teaching Collaborative. All candidates invited to interview will receive an update regarding the status of their application within four to six weeks after their in-person interview event.

NYC Teaching Collaborative is a program of the NYC Department of Education. The size and composition of the program is subject to the DOE’s determination of hiring needs and budget availability.

Our application for the January 2019 program is now closed. Click here to create an account and be notified when the 2020 application opens. 

If you have questions about the NYC Teaching Collaborative, our contact form is the best way to reach us. Contact Us
“The extended training apprenticeship model ensures hands-on experience from the beginning, so I could apply what I learned immediately. The cohort model provides a tight-knit community of support from other teachers who are in the same situation as I am, so I always have someone to go to for help.”
Jesse, Cohort 4 Partner Teacher