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Become a technical education teacher

Career and Technical Education (CTE) by NYC Public Schools (Department of Education DOE)

Services Provided Career services

Eligibility BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman

Last Updated Last updated on Feb 28, 2024

Teach industry skills to NYC Public School students.

Teach career and technical education (CTE) to NYC Public School students.

CTE teachers:

  • Prepare students for life after school
  • Introduce students to career opportunities and requirements
  • Provide hands-on learning experiences
  • Develop skills for employment

Your skills are in demand if you have a background in these high-need subject areas:

  • Technology
  • Business
  • Healthcare

Who it's for Who it's for

There are many pathways to becoming a CTE teacher, including having:

  • an Associates degree and 2 or more years of work experience
  • a high school degree and 4 or more years of work experience
  • an Associates degree or higher and 2 or more years teaching at the post secondary level
  • 2 or more years of work experience and an industry credential or pass an industry exam

All pathways require you to:

Next Steps

Steps to becoming a CTE teacher

  1. Choose a CTE industry based on your education and work experience.
  2. Select your industry area (under Subject Area) to find your pathway to Trans-A Certification.
  3. See the specific experience required within your industry area.
  4. Update your resume to highlight relevant experience and credentials.
  5. Apply to be eligible for open positions in NYC Public Schools.
  6. Create an account on TEACH, the NYSED teacher application, to start the Trans-A certification process.
  7. Gather documents: Educational transcripts, Evidence of industry credentials, and the Work verification form.
  8. Complete all required workshops.
  9. After your application has been accepted by NYC Public Schools you may begin your job search in the New Teacher Finder.