Teach CTE

There are over 500 CTE teachers working in NYC high schools and the need for more continues to grow. Career and Technical Educators bring a combined passion for their industries and education, along with multiple years of professional experience to the classroom. The CTE certification to teach in NYC schools requires a minimum of one year of industry experience. If you are an industry professional interested in teaching CTE, a DOE employee interested in transitioning to CTE, or a school looking to hire a CTE educator- you can explore the below resources.

There is an especially high demand for CTE teachers with experience in these industry sectors:

  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Technology
  • Engineer & Architecture
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nurse Assisting
  • Practical Nursing
  • Technology Education

Become a CTE Teacher

Industry Professionals

Use your deep industry knowledge to inspire students and cultivate the skills they need for a rewarding career in your field. If you are an industry professional interested in teaching CTE, you can find out what’s required for your area of expertise via the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) certification requirements database. Before you can submit your application for the specialized CTE certification known as Transitional-A Certification you must receive a nomination letter (job offer) from a school principal.

DOE Employees

If you are an existing DOE employee interested in becoming a CTE teacher, you may log on to the NYC DOE Info Hub to explore opportunities. The Info Hub includes information on the Open Market transfer period to apply to CTE positions as well as CTE Per Session opportunities

Success Via Apprenticeship Program (SVA)

The Success Via Apprenticeship Program (SVA) is a collaborative project of the NYC DOE, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), and the City University of New York (CUNY) designed to address the critical need for CTE teachers who have in-depth knowledge of both foundational pedagogy and the skills required in a specific industry. The SVA program recruits outstanding NYC high school graduates with a passion for teaching and learning and over a five-year period, which includes mentored teaching, industry apprenticeship, and postsecondary academic study shepherds them into CTE teaching roles. For more information, please contact the SVA team at admin@svaprogram.org.

Success Via Apprenticeship Program (SVA)

Schools Hiring a CTE Teacher

All CTE program courses in approved programs must be taught by CTE certified teachers. A CTE candidate must receive a nomination letter (job offer) from a school principal before they can apply for a Transitional-A Certification from NYSED. A Transitional-A certificate will only be issued by NYSED to candidates with a school nomination form. Please review the resources below for additional information.

CTE Hiring Resources

Additional Resources and Contact Information

FAQ For CTE Teacher Candidates

If you have questions about CTE certification please email: CTEhiringsupport@schools.nyc.gov