Career, Professional and Partnership Development (CPPD)
Career, Professional and Partnership Development (CPPD) helps Hunter College School of Education students and alumni become professionally and pedagogically prepared to enter fields in education.
We believe that education cannot be limited to just the classroom. Every semester we collaborate with schools, and organizations within our community to provide School of Education students and alumni with the skills and practical knowledge necessary to help prepare them for the hiring process. We try to offer a balance of sessions to our students, and as such, our sessions are broken down into three general categories: Pedagogical Practice, Professional Preparation, and Strategies for Self-Care.
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Cover Letter and Resume
A cover letter is often your first chance to make a great impression. It goes along with your resume and application to the school district or educational institution. You want to promote yourself in the cover letter to ensure that the employer really studies your resume and considers you’re a serious candidate for the position. Together, your cover letter and resume should sway the employer into wanting to know more about you through an interview.
Having a visually appealing and organized resume is as important as the content of your resume. Details that quantify your experience make for a more favorable impression. Remember that the average amount of time a hiring manager spends looking at your resume is about 10-30 seconds.
You can make an appointment for cover letter or resume support with CPPD here.
Opportunities listed on the CPPD Jobs Board will help you develop professional skills, test different environments, and provide income, along with opportunities after graduation.
Employers are encouraged to submit their job openings on our Job Posting form, which will automatically post to the Jobs Board. We will also circulate it via the weekly Opportunity Bulletin we send out to School of Education students and graduates.
Professional Learning Sessions
Here at the Hunter College School of Education, we believe that education cannot be limited to just the classroom. Every semester we collaborate with schools, organizations within our community, to provide our aspiring educators with the skills and practical knowledge necessary to help them distinguish themselves in field of education, and prepare them for the hiring process.
For those who have collaborated with us previously to present to the Hunter College School of Education community, we look forward to continuing our work together in the coming semester. And to potential newcomers, we are excited to extend an invitation, not only to showcase your knowledge and expertise with our community, but to forge new professional connections with existing Hunter College School of Education students, alumni and faculty.
Once you complete the Google form, a member of the Hunter College School of Education Career, Professional and Partnership Development team will follow up with you within five business days.
CPPD also organizes career fairs—an ideal place to network with potential employers. The expo, which is held at least once a year during the spring semester, is open to Hunter College School of Education Students, Alumni, and students from the larger CUNY and SUNY Community. The Spring 2018 Career Expo was attended by over 180 Department of Education schools and districts, private and independent schools, and charter schools and networks. Not for profit education organizations and community based organizations also participated.
Pathways to Careers
New York City Public Schools
Search and apply for current opportunities with the NYCDOE for all school professional positions and non-school based positions by clicking here. All teacher candidates interested in positions in New York City public schools must complete the NYCDOE’s online application. It is important that you visit the TeachNYC website to begin the online application process. There are Application Deadline dates given on the website that change periodically.
After it has been submitted, your online application will be reviewed by the NYCDOE’s Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality to determine whether or not you are eligible for job-search support. Candidates who are eligible for job-search support are admitted into the New Teacher Finder, which principals can use to post open positions and to contact candidates. Candidates may also receive invitations through the New Teacher Finder to attend job fairs or other recruitment events. Candidates are also encouraged to contact schools directly to express their interest in available positions for the upcoming school year
You can visit the NYCDOE’s website to see a list of public schools in a particular borough, district, or zip code. Each school has a school portal on the NYC Department of Education website. The school portal contains basic information about the school, including address, grades served, and the name of the principal. These school portals also contain links to the school’s Learning Environment Surveys, Quality Reviews, and Progress Reports.
An independent website, Get Selected, is an additional source of information on New York City public schools. GetSelected matches teachers with schools based on school culture and other criteria to find the ‘best fit’.
City Charter Schools
Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are free and open to all students but operate autonomously. New York City charter schools establish their own hiring processes are not subject to the same hiring restrictions as NYCDOE schools.
You can visit the website of the New York City Center for Charter Schools to see a list of charter schools by borough, grade level, or district, along with links to each school’s website. Each New York City charter school also has school portal on the NYC DOE website, which includes basic information and links to the school’s Learning Environment Survey and Progress Report.The NYC Center for Charter Schools also maintains a list of available teaching positions at charter schools. Many New York City charter schools also post openings on the Idealist job board, located at Idealist. You are also advised to visit each school’s website for information on available positions and the hiring process.
New York City Private and Independent Schools
Most private schools now have websites that include a description of the mission, atmosphere and school ratings, as well as current and projected needs for faculty and staff. The website Private School Review also maintains profiles of private schools.