Substitute Opportunities

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Substitute Opportunities

SFUSD's Substitute application is now open! We are currently hiring for both in person as well as Distance Learning assignments, although priority is placed on candidates who are comfortable and willing to accept in-person assignments for April of 2021.

Eligibility for Hire

The following are MINIMUM requirements for eligibility:

Tk-12 Day to Day Substitute:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Met the Basic Skills Requirement through:
    • Passing score on the California Basic Skills Test; OR
    • Minimum ACT scores: 23 in Math, 22 in Reading; OR
    • Minimum SAT scores: 550 in Math, 500 in Reading
      • Learn more about the basic skills requirements here: Basic Skills Requirement Information
      • ​Learn more about how to apply for your substitute credential here: Substitute Credential next steps
  • Negative TB test administered within 60 days of hire
  • Be available for assignments at least once a week, particularly on Mondays and Fridays
  • Be flexible and willing to work all SFUSD schools, particularly at our Hard to Staff schools

Early Education Para and/or Teacher Substitutes:

​EED (Pre-k and Out of School Time) Program:

  • High School Diploma (AA or BA  degrees  in EED are preferred, but  not required) 
  • A CTC Child Development Teacher level permit or higher, Site Supervisor is preferred

EED Paraprofessional Substitutes:

  • High school diploma
  • Six Units of Early Childhood Education


Contact Information

For more information regarding your application or about the hiring process, please email