Substitute Teacher Application

Personnel Support Services

Substitute Teacher Information

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

Effective June 25th we will accept application packets at our District Office, Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Print Version

Substitute Teacher Application and Information:

After completing your online application at you must provide Hard Copies of the documents listed in the box below prior to being scheduled for your orientation.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If you need additional information concerning credentials go to this SDCOE resource by clicking here.
San Diego Office of Education – Main Campus
6402 Linda Vista Rd., Bldg. #4 
San Diego, CA 92111  
(858) 292-3500
 North County Center 
255 Pico Avenue
San Marcos, CA 92069 
  • Fingerprinting - If you are applying for a California Credential or Emergency Permit for the first time you will be required to do the DUAL fingerprinting process. See the attached link for more information on the NEW requirements for fingerprinting. then click the Human Resources tab, select fingerprinting.
  • If you are a retired teacher returning as a substitute, fingerprinting may be required. Contact the sub desk for more information.
  • CBEST Examination – If you are applying with a 30-day emergency credential, verification that you have passed the CBEST examination is mandatory. Please provide a hard copy with your required documents listed below.

  Attachment to Online Application – The  following documents must be attached to the online application
1. Resume
2. Three current letters of recommendation with signature. (within 5 years)

3. Unofficial copies of your transcripts.
4. CBEST test results

Hard Copy DocumentsThe following documents are required and must be taken to the District Office.
1. Copy of your Passport, Driver License or Military ID card. We will make a copy.
2. Social Security Card with signature. We will make a copy.
3. Resume
4. Three current letters of recommendation with signature. (within 5 years)
5. Unofficial copies of your transcripts
6. CBEST test results
7. TB Test Results/X-ray Results
  • TB Certification - In accordance with the Education Code, all employees must provide proof of having been 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.
 *Poway Unified holds mandatory orientations.  All new substitutes must attend an orientation before they can begin substitute teaching for the district. You will be scheduled, for an Orientation, after we review your packet.
*Application packets will be accepted at Poway Unified School District Office on the following days and times, Monday through Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm
                  Poway Unified School District
                  15250 Avenue of Science
                  San Diego, CA 92128-3406
*Please bring copies of all of the required documentation except your social security card and Driver’s License, as we are required to make the copy. Incomplete packets will not be accepted for processing.
Any questions please feel free to contact JoAnn Roberson or Melissa E. Mann at the Substitute Assignment Desk: or

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. View Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights | Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights

POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800