Comadre, have you ever considered teaching? Or are you currently on the road to becoming a teacher? You may be aware that California is suffering from a teacher and substitute teacher shortage. What many people don’t know is that you can help fill this gap, become a substitute teacher in just a few steps, and start working right away.
To start the process of becoming a substitute teacher in California, follow these steps:
*NOTE: If you are interested in becoming a teacher and have not yet received a Bachelor’s Degree, select Emergency Substitute Teaching Permit for Prospective Teachers (For individuals who have not earned a Bachelor’s or higher degree).
Gather your documents for submission. Application packets must include:
- Official transcripts confirming a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Basic skills requirement. See Commission leaflet CL-667, entitled Basic Skills Requirement.
- Completed application (form 41-4), and, if not previously submitted to the Commission, a completed Live Scan receipt (form 41-LS). Out-of-State residents must submit two fingerprint cards (FD-258), in lieu of a Live Scan receipt. If submitting fingerprint cards, current fingerprint processing fees must accompany the application packet.
- Application processing fees.
NOTE: Basic skills requirements can be met without CBEST.
Step3: Create a login ID for the CTC website to submit the documents for your permit.
Step 4: Submit your packet and wait for the livescan to clear (about 5 days for California residents).
Step 5 Look for substitute teaching jobs in your area and apply! Use edjoin.org
Substitute teacher positions vary in pay throughout California. The average daily pay is $200.00 and can run anywhere from $150-$250 per day. There are no benefits and no health insurance.
Comadre, would you put your name in a pool of substitute teachers for your local school district?
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