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Welcome to the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Universal Literacy (ULIT) Reading Coach application site!

Applications are now being accepted for the Teacher Assigned Universal Literacy Reading Coach position for 2017-2018. 

The posting for this position is entitled: "TEACHER ASSIGNED VACANCY CIRCULAR NO. 5 (READING COACH) 2017-2018 (UNIVERSAL LITERACY COACH) REPOST-EXT."  Click this LINK to see the posting/job description for more information.  (Note that even if it is past the deadline date, you may still apply for the position.)

Please create an account here to submit your application.  Under "Category," choose New Application if you are applying for the first time.  Choose Re-appointment if you are a current Cohort One Universal Literacy Reading Coach.

If you have started an application and have not yet finished, log in to complete for submission.

For New Applicants:
Once submitted, your initial application will be reviewed and if qualified, you will be asked to complete part two.  If you remain a qualified candidate, you will then be asked to interview.

Note that currently you must be a NYCDOE tenured teacher to apply.  It is preferred that candidates hold a "Common Branches," "Reading Specialist," and/or a "Literacy (Birth to Grade 6)" certificate and that their tenure was earned under one of these licenses as well.  Check back as these conditions may change in the near future.

Also note that you will have to choose three districts in which you prefer placement and may not receive an offer for your first or second choice.

Finally, be aware that acceptance of an offer means that you will be available to attend our three week summer training institute - Monday, July 10th to Friday, July 28th (9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in lower Manhattan each week day).  Details will be provided in your offer package.  Per session will be paid for all time attended.

Information Sessions:
We have been holding special events where candidates can learn more about this position.


Thursday, April 27th - Brooklyn
Wednesday, May 10th - Bronx
Thursday, June 8th - Bronx

We may hold an additional in-person session or one on-line.  Check back here periodically for more information.

For Re-appointment:

Information on this process was disseminated via e-mail to all Cohort One coaches on Monday, May 29th, 2017.


(Last updated: Monday, June 12th, 2017)