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Substitute Teacher Information

SUB DESK: Phone: (858) 521-2784 or (858) 521-2774, FAX: (858) 485-1355
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128

Substitute Teacher Employment Application and Information

Thank you for your interest in the Poway Unified School District. The district is committed to preparing students to be college and career-ready.  We hire, retain, and support the highest quality staff from diverse backgrounds to ensure our students’ learning.

As a substitute teacher, you will be part of a team of educators dedicated to providing our students with a rigorous learning environment every day.

The Substitute Desk can assist you with the application and hiring process.  Additionally, the Substitute Desk is available to assist you throughout your employment as a substitute teacher.

Interested applicants must follow the steps as outlined below:

1. You'll need a Teaching Credential or 30-day Emergency Permit:  To apply for your 30-day Emergency Sub Permit or Teaching Credential please click the following links. Credential information, 30-Day Emergency Permit Checklist, and 30-Day Emergency Permit information. SDCOE locations are listed below. 

San Diego Office of Education – Main Campus,
6401 Linda Vista Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 298-2194

North County Center
255 Pico Avenue
San Marcos, CA 92069

2. Complete fingerprint requirements.  Fingerprinting - If you are applying for a California Credential or 30-Day Emergency Permit for the first time, you must do the DUAL fingerprinting process (41-LS). These fingerprints are also referred to as a Certificate of Clearance. See the link for more information on the NEW requirements for fingerprinting. then click the Human Resources tab and select fingerprinting.  If you are a retired teacher returning as a substitute, fingerprinting may be required. Contact the Substitute Assignment Desk for more information.

3. Submit an online application We will begin accepting applications for substitute teaching positions on September 2, 2024. PUSD Substitute Teacher 2024-2025 Application 
All required documents listed below must be attached to your application in Edjoin, please do not send your attachments to my email.
  • Resume
  • Three signed letters of recommendation dated within the past three years.
  • Unofficial copies of your transcripts
  • CBEST test results (This is not a required attachment in your application but, if you have your results, please include them.)
  • TB Results/X-ray Results


Please have the following set of fingerprints completed before applying:

  • DOJ Clearing House Fingerprints (DOJ FORM), (needed for certificated employment with PUSD.)
    To find a location to get your fingerprints done, please click HERE.

TB Certification - Per the Education Code, all employees must provide proof of being checked and found free of active tuberculosis before beginning employment.  Please provide evidence of a negative test within the last 4 years.  A copy of the test results is sufficient. Teachers who are Retired STRS members will need to complete Certification from Contagious or Infectious Disease (I-30).
*If you are a Retired PUSD certificated teacher wanting to return to PUSD after your 180-day waiting period is over, please email Melissa Mann at, [email protected] to get the PUSD Retiree Substitute Teacher packet

The Substitute Desk will review applications regularly. Applicants selected for employment will receive communication from the Substitute Desk. Due to the high volume of applications received, Poway Unified School District requests that you do not contact the Human Resources office regarding the status of your application. Applications will be carefully reviewed and those with the most appropriate education, experience, and training will be contacted to continue the process. If it is determined that you will not move forward, you will receive a regret email. Melissa Mann is notified each time an applicant has applied. I appreciate your interest in Poway Unified School District. Thank you for your time! 

Questions: Feel free to contact Melissa E. Mann at the Substitute Assignment Desk: [email protected] 
See also Board Policy - Substitute Teacher Procedures  
The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761.
Questions: Feel free to contact Melissa E. Mann at the Substitute Assignment Desk.
Questions: Feel free to contact Melissa E. Mann at the Substitute Assignment Desk.