Gaining tenure is an important milestone.
Under New York State law, public school teachers must serve a probationary period of four years and a day from the date of their appointment. Upon completion of their probationary period, teachers are granted tenure. Tenure isn't automatically granted. To be granted tenure, teachers must:
- Be on track to complete all state certification and city licensing requirements;
- file an application and receive professional certification;
- have a record of acceptable service during their probationary period; and
- be recommended for tenure by their principal.