Substitute Teaching

  • Are you interested in becoming a substitute teacher? We are looking for dedicated professionals with a bachelor’s degree to join our team.

    What Does a Substitute Teacher Do?

    Under the direction of the school site principal, a substitute teacher plans work assignments, provides instruction, supervision, and training of individuals or groups of students in a school setting. Job activities include instruction of students in a variety of education environments including classrooms, learning centers, and other facilities. 

    For more information read the full substitute teacher job description

    How Do I Apply?

    1. Pass the CBEST test and apply online for the Substitute Credential with the Santa Clara County Office of Education,
    2. Apply for a position at Santa Clara Unified School District through
    3. Once you apply we will call you to set up an interview

    All on-call substitutes teaching in the classroom must either possess a California Teaching Credential (any subject area) or 30-day Substitute Permit. For any long-term substitute teaching assignment, the district requires that applicants are fully credentialed in that subject area.

    For more information regarding credentials or permits please visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website or our local SCCOE website.

    What’s the Compensation? 

    • $180 for full day 3.5 hours or more*
    • $90 for half day 3.5 hours or less**
    • $200 for retirees ($100 for half day)**
    • $225 for "long term assignments" that are 17 consecutive days or longer. The rate is retroactive to the first day of service.
    • Extended Long Term Rate is more than 80+ days. 1st step on the Teacher's Salary Schedule.

    *Full day compensation is considered when the assignment is more than 3.5 hours.
    **Half day compensation is considered when the assignment is 3.5 hours or less.


    Glynis Price

    Please visit for a list of all current Certificated substitute employment opportunities, and/or apply to be an on-call substitute within the Santa Clara Unified School District.