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LAUNCH YOUR TEACHING CAREER: Become a Substitute Teacher
Salary $200 / day
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As a PUSD substitute teacher, you have a chance to help your community and help yourself with flexible, additional income. Substitute teachers are vital to our mission, providing much-needed relief to our teaching staff and helping our students succeed. In turn, you can grow your skills and earn an income at your own pace and schedule.
  • Flexible schedule that works around your availability — work as much or as little as you wish.
  • Grow transferable skills such as problem-solving, time management, public speaking and experience working with kids, to help you in your personal and professional aspirations.
  • Earn an income doing meaningful work that enriches your community and the growth of our students.
About PUSD
  • Pasadena Unified School District services the diverse communities of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.
  • We prepare students for the future by inspiring the joy of learning in every child every day.
  • PUSD and educators adhere to all teaching guidelines set forth by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).





Interested in furthering your career in teaching? Click here to learn about our Teacher Residency Program.

    Apply for a Certificate of Clearance with the CTC.
    This is a background check required by the CTC for every applicant and is obtained via LiveScan fingerprints through the DOJ and FBI.
  • To obtain your Certificate of Clearance through the CTC:
    1. Print three (3) copies of the LiveScan 41-LS form and take them to Live Scan Location near you. Retain a copy of the Live Scan form for your records.
    2. Log on to and click the blue Educator Login button to complete the online application. An application fee is required via credit or debit card ($50 application fee + $2.50 service charge)
    3. Check your email for a confirmation number
    Submit an employment application with PUSD for Substitute Teaching.

    For questions, contact our Certificated HR Team: (626) 396-3600 x88000
  • To be considered and added to the PUSD Sub List, apply today!
    Log onto EdJoin at:

    Documents needed for upload:

    • A copy of your college transcript (unofficial or student copies are acceptable)
    • A copy of your credential/permit
    • A Resume
    • Letter of Introduction
    • One (1) Letter of Recommendation

    This permit authorizes the holder to serve as a substitute for no more than 30 days for any one (1) teacher during the school year. This rule is limited to 20 days for one teacher in a special education classroom.

  • To apply for your permit, gather all documents and mail them to CTC’s address below:
    Commission on Teacher Credentialing Certification Division
    1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811-4213
    • Official (sealed) transcripts showing the conferral of a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Application Form 41-4 plus $100 processing fee (This fee may be paid by check or money order made payable to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing).
    • Include proof of meeting the basic skills requirement. Any one (1) of the following would satisfy this requirement:

    Passing score on CBEST
    OR – Passing score on CSET
    OR – Passing score on the CSU Early Assessment Program
    OR – Passing score on the CSU Placement Examinations
    OR – Achieve qualifying score on the SAT or ACT
    OR – Passing score on College Board AP Examinations
    OR – Qualifying coursework & exams as determined by the CTC

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PUSD is an equal opportunity employer who promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce.