Application Process

The 2017 application is now closed! Our 2018 application will open in summer 2017. 
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  • The 2017 application is now closed. We expect to launch our application for the January 2018 cohort this summer.
  • A select group of candidates will be invited to a phone interview, then an in-person interview in New York City. You can expect to hear back from us regarding the status of your application within four weeks of submitting a complete application. Not all applicants will be invited to interview.
  • All in-person interviews will take place in New York City. The interview will include a teaching sample, a group activity with other candidates, and a brief math assessment for math candidates. You must be prepared to interview in New York City. 
  • Candidates with foreign degrees will be required to have their degree evaluated for U.S. equivalency by World Education Services www.wes.org if invited to interview for the program. If you have already had your transcripts evaluated by WES, we encourage you to submit them with your application.
  • Based on the strengths of your application and interview, your subject area eligibility, and the needs of New York City schools, you may be offered admission into the NYC Teaching Collaborative.  All candidates invited to interview will receive an update regarding the status of their application within four to six weeks of their 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.