Why Teach?

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you looking for stability and work-life balance? Do you want to challenge yourself while also helping others? There are many reasons to become a teacher.

You’d be joining an elite group.

New York state’s education system ranks 9th overall nationally for quality, according to Education Week’s 2018 Quality Counts rating. New York state’s rigorous standards and credentialing requirements will ensure that if you choose to enter the teaching profession, you’ll be well prepared to help students reach their classroom potential.

No one ever said teaching would be easy, but the vast majority of teachers agree — it’s worth it.

Find out why these educators consider teaching the hardest job you’ll ever love.


You'll enjoy the benefits and balance.

With some of the highest average teacher salaries, secure and generous retirement pensions through the New York State Teachers Retirement System or the New York City Teachers’ Retirement System and an academic work calendar, teaching allows you to provide for your family and achieve a positive work-life balance.

A job in education offers among the best benefits and provides much sought-after work-life balance.

With average salaries ranging from $72,939 for primary teachers, and $79,720 for secondary teachers; retirement pensions through the New York State Teachers Retirement System or the New York City Teachers’ Retirement System; and an academic work calendar, teaching allows you to provide for your family and achieve a positive work-life balance.

 

Because of the teacher shortage, you're needed now more than ever.

As baby boomer teachers retire, State officials have predicted New York will need more than 180,000 new teachers in the next decade. The shortage is already hitting selected subject specialties and geographic areas. LEARN MORE.

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