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State Launches New Recruitment Tool for Teachers


The New York State Education Department and TEACH are partnering to launch a new digitally powered recruitment platform developed in collaboration with a wide coalition of New York schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and education organizations The mission of TEACH New York (TeachNY) is to identify and cultivate the next generation of teachers throughout the state.

TeachNY.org acts as the centralized hub for prospective teachers to explore the profession, access free resources, get straightforward information, and receive support in applying to educator preparation programs throughout the state.

Free resources include:

  • One-on-one and group advising from New York teachers and certification experts
  • A database of scholarships and funding for future teachers
  • A search tool to find NY teaching programs
  • Reimbursements for application and testing fees
  • Support to prep for teaching tests
  • Email encouragement and reminders
  • Inspiring articles and content showcasing the best of the profession

In addition, TeachNY’s statewide public service announcement (PSA) and digital advertising will leverage TV, radio, and web platforms to elevate the teaching profession and generate interest among future teachers.

“We must continually design, develop, and implement innovative approaches that nurture a highly-skilled, diverse teaching workforce,” Board of Regents Chancellor Lester Young, Jr. “TeachNY is precisely the kind of initiative that will inspire and ignite the future generation of New York State teachers.”

New York State Education Commissioner Betty Rosa said, “More than any other profession, teaching determines our future. That is why we must always support our teachers, from first-year novices to expert practitioners. Partnering with TeachNY will strengthen New York’s educator pipeline, encouraging well-qualified, highly motivated individuals to enter and remain in the profession.”

TEACH.org began as an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education with clear goals: Reduce the national teacher shortage, elevate the image of the teaching profession, and support anyone interested in teaching. TEACH became an independent nonprofit in 2015 and has since grown into one of the nation’s largest and most effective teacher recruitment organizations.

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