What is the Teacher Recruitment Fair?
It is an opportunity for those seeking teaching positions to meet with those who hire teachers and other
certificated candidates, including psychologists, counselors, school nurses, speech language pathologists,
and audiologists. Representatives from school districts come to this central location for a day of focused
interaction with candidates.
Only pre-registered, confirmed candidates who qualify are eligible for early (9:00 a.m.) admittance into the
Santa Clara County Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Those who qualify but have not
pre-registered AND BEEN CONFIRMED may be admitted into the fair after 11:00 a.m.
ONLY THOSE WHO COMPLETE THE PRE-REGISTRATION PROCESS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR
PRIORITY ENTRANCE TO THE TEACHER RECRUITMENT FAIR AT 9:00 a.m. The deadline for
receiving all materials for pre-registration is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Please click the button below for further information.
School districts in Santa Clara County
Each district hires its own teachers. District
information is available at www.sccoe.org.
- Teacher candidates who have a California preliminary, clear, or
professional clear teaching credential or
- will have a credential by fall 2014 or
- have a credential from outside California or
- have at least one year of experience in a teaching intern program
Multiple application packets: including your Ed-Join application, letter of introduction, resume, letters of
recommendation and copies of credentials. Do some research beforehand so you have an idea of how many packets to bring
and what districts you'll want to meet with.
Teacher Recruitment Fair
- Recruiters to answer your questions about their district's programs and
projected position openings
- Credential specialists to answer questions
- Resource book on Santa Clara County school districts
- On-site interviews may be offered
What if I don't have a
This fair is designed for fully credentialed candidates. School districts first consider fully
credentialed candidates for their anticipated staffing needs for the next school year. Please visit
the following link for a complete listing of
local school districts in Santa Clara County and their web-site links.
If you are not a credentialed candidate and need further guidance on how to
become a teacher, please click
here for a link of valuable information and resources.
Tips for success
- Conduct yourself professionally at all times. Remember that you are on
stage even as you stand in line or move about the interview area.
- Come prepared. Bring copies of your Ed-Join print-out application, letter of
introduction, resume, letters of recommendation and credentials as
recruiters will not have access during the fair to any online materials you
have previously submitted through the website.
- Develop a plan of action which gives you confidence and sets you apart
from the crowd.
- Keep yourself and your materials neat and streamlined; don't carry too
- If the interview line seems long, move along to another school district.
You can always come back later.
- Respect other people's privacy as you approach the interview table,
allowing them to complete their discussion.
- Establish eye contact, present a firm handshake, introduce yourself and
explain why you are interested in speaking with a recruiter.
- Be confident. Take an active part in your interview.
Why teach in Santa Clara
- Competitive salaries and benefits
- High quality support for induction
- Mentor teacher programs
- COE initiatives for beginning teacher support
- Strong curriculum
- Career-long professional development
Santa Clara County is a great
place to live and teach
- Innovation – leading edge computer industries, biotechnology and space
- Educational opportunities – world class colleges and universities
- Natural beauty – the incomparable Pacific coastline, redwood forests and
nearby mountain peaks
- Culture – theatre, art, music, dance – you name it and you'll find
it – everything from Broadway musicals to reggae concerts, Egyptian
mummies to laser light shows, colorful Tet Festivals and lively Mariachi
Career Opportunities with Santa Clara County Office of Education
The SCCOE is a champion of public education, serving as
an exemplary regional resource to students, parents, school districts, community
agencies and businesses.
A regional resource center, the Santa Clara County
Office of Education (SCCOE) provides instructional, administrative, human
resources, business and technical support services to the 35 public school and community
college districts. By centralizing services such as payroll, employee fingerprinting and
Internet connections, the SCCOE helps districts to achieve greater efficiency
SCCOE programs that provide direct instruction include Special Education,
Head Start, Environmental Education, Regional Occupational Programs and
Alternative Education. An additional program, Migrant Education, supports the
special needs of migratory children.
SCCOE recruits teachers for the following programs:
- Special Education – The Special Education Department provides a variety
of instructional programs and services for infants, children, and youth with
severe and low incidence disabilities from birth through 22 years of age.
These students live at home, in licensed children's institutions or at the
local state hospital, and are served more effectively by the comprehensive
programs offered by the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
- Alternative Education Department – The Alternative Education Department provides
educational programs for students who are under court supervision, or who are
not attending regular school for a variety of reasons. School sites include
Juvenile Hall, three ranch programs, and the Santa Clara County Children's
Shelter, as well as independent study and numerous community schools throughout
the county. Our educational program at all sites emphasizes academic
competencies, as well as behavior and attitude change.
- Early Learning Services – The Early Learning Services Department provides a variety of services for
early childhood education for the families and community stake holders within Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey and
San Benito Counties. The department coordinates government-funded programs, infants, toddlers, preschool children and
other early educational services. The department also provides professional development services for preschool teachers
and administrators. These programs include: Head Start, Early Head Start, State Preschool and Toddler Programs, Parkway
Child Development Center, the Inclusion Collaborative (children with disabilities in early care and education), Local
Early Education Planning Council (LPC), and California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN).
- Regional Occupational Programs (ROP). ROP provides quality career
preparation and skill training for adults, out-of-school youth and high school
students who are 16 years of age or older. ROP courses provide students with the
skills they need to compete in today's technical job market. Those skills
enable students to attain jobs, upgrade their skills and/or pursue post
secondary education in their chosen occupation.
Program Highlights and Current Vacancies
For a listing of certificated and classified vacancies available at SCCOE,
please visit our job