Substitute Opportunities

Eligibility for Hire

The following are MINIMUM requirements for eligibility:

Tk-12 Day to Day Substitute: More information about obtaining the necessary substitute permit can be found here, and more info about the qualifications for the Basic Skills Requirement can be found here.

  • BA, OR 90 semester units of Coursework from a regionally-accredited four-year college or university
  • Fulfillment of the Basic Skills Requirement through:
    • Passing score on the California Basic Skills Test; OR
    • Qualifying Coursework (see here for more, and be sure to attach your Transcripts to your application)
    • Minimum ACT scores: 23 in Math, 22 in Reading; OR
    • Minimum SAT scores: 550 in Math, 500 in Reading
  • 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

This page was last updated on July 5, 2022