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Become an AUSD Substitute


AUSD has a continual need for substitutes, and we welcome people who would like to become a part of our team!


For the most up to date substitute rates please visit our salary schedules page. For the  Please note that substitute teachers who choose to work for Alameda Unified will be assigned at the discretion of the District.


How do I become a substitute?

If you already have a teaching credential, you can search edjoin for our current certificated job openings (which include substitutes).  If you don't have a teaching credential, you can get an Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit, by following the steps below.


permit requirements

1. Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

a. Verified by an original, official transcript from a regionally-accredited university.

  • Electronic transcripts are accepted if emailed by the university directly to; otherwise a hardcopy will be needed
  • Foreign transcripts evaluations must be original, from a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved agency  
  • Copies, PDFs, unofficial transcripts, diplomas, etc. are not acceptable

2. Basic Skills

a. Copy of CBEST passing status or official score report for other CTC approved basic skills exam

3. Fingerprinting for the CTC

a. Applicants holding a CTC Certificate of Clearance are exempt.

b. All others needed to be fingerprinted (use this live scan application form).

permit application process

1. Create an educator/user account with CTC.


2. Drop off the following items in a sealed envelope to Human Resources, c/o Sandy Wong:

a. Completed 41-4 application

b. Copy of CBEST/SAT/ACT or other approved basic skill exam

c. Official Transcripts


3. Notes 

a. Please allow 10 business days from the time you drop off your materials for processing.

b. You will receive an email from CTC when you have been recommended for the permit. (Occasionally the email generated from CTC may go to your spam folder, so please check there as well.)

c. After 10 days, you may email Sandy Wong at with your inquiries.


Sandy Wong
Director, Certificated
510-337-7070 ext. 77027


Sherry Perez
Certificated Personnel Specialist 
Job postings

510-337-7070 ext. 77131

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