The Department of Education has deemed 275 teaching candidates as the top 5 percent of the application pool. The candidates are members of “TeachNYC Select Recruits,” a program designed to fast-track the top teaching applicants into schools. Applicants who get selected as “TeachNYC Select Recruits” get assistance in finding positions in schools by getting top billing in the system that principals use to screen potential teachers.
According to Gotham Schools:
“Applicants must already be licensed to teach in New York; teach in an area where the city has had trouble filling all positions, such as special education and science; and complete an interview.”