How to Become a Teacher in New York State

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New York State is widely recognized for its excellent teaching force, ranking among the nation's top 10 for "teaching attractiveness" when it comes to compensation, teacher turnover, working conditions and qualifications.

The chart above (PDF version) provides a brief overview of the steps along the road to becoming a fully tenured teacher in the New York system.

While this is the general approach to becoming a teacher, there are slight differences if you are coming into teaching directly from school or if you're planning to change careers to become a teacher.

CHOOSE YOUR PATH TO A CAREER IN TEACHING

Are you just getting started or changing careers?

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I'M A STUDENT.

I'm in high school or college and I'm ready to pursue teaching as my first career.

 

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I'M CHANGING CAREERS.

I already have a bachelor's or master's degree and am interested in changing to a career in teaching.

 

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