Become a CTE Teacher

It’s an exciting time to teach Career and Technical Education (CTE). We’re enhancing our CTE programs at about 150 schools across the city, at both comprehensive high schools and campuses dedicated specifically to CTE. 

Use your deep industry knowledge to inspire students and cultivate the skills they need for a rewarding career in your field. Our rigorous CTE programs blend focused academics with intensive study of in-demand industries, ranging from aerospace manufacturing to healthcare to culinary arts to graphic imaging.


We are especially interested in applicants with experience in high-demand fields such as:

  • Computer Technology 
  • Technology Education 
  • Business and Marketing 
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Media Communication
  • Commercial Art
  • Engineer & Architecture
  • Nurse’s Assisting
  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assisting


Most of our Career and Technical Educators bring multiple years of professional experience to the classroom. You must have at least two years of industry experience to earn certification.

Search the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) certification requirements database to find out what’s required for your area of expertise, and then explore common questions and learn about the next steps learn more about the steps to becoming a certified CTE teacher.

For questions about CTE programs of study, please email OR Visit: Teach NYC