Effective January 15, 2007, New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) requires all Student Teacher candidates and some Early Field Experience candidates entering New York City Public Schools to be fingerprinted before entering the classroom.
Required payment for fingerprinting is $115.00, in the form of a US postal money order, or a personal check. Credit cards are accepted at 65 Court Street only. Students must also be prepared with required documentation for fingerprinting. (see HR Connect Walk-in Center: Fingerprinting and Employee IDs) If you were previously fingerprinted by NYCDOE or New York State Education Department (NYSED) you must present your picture ID when entering a New York City public school to perform Student Teaching.
Being fingerprinted at the juncture will speed up the hiring process after graduation, because all New York City Public School Teachers must be fingerprinted before being employed and you will have one less step to contend with during the hiring process.