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In order to be a substitute teacher in Santa Clara County, you will need to obtain an Emergency 30-day Substitute Teacher Permit from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
The Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit authorizes the holder to serve as a day-to-day substitute teacher in any classroom, including preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1-12 inclusive, or in classes organized primarily for adults. The holder may serve as a substitute for no more than 30 days for any one teacher during the school year, except in a special education classroom, where the holder may serve for no more than 20 days for any one teacher during the school year.
This permit is valid for one year and is renewable.
To Qualify for an Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teacher Permit you must meet the following requirements:
The application process for a substitute teacher permit is completely electronic. I’ve included the step-by -step instructions below, you should skip any steps that you have already completed. If you have not already done so, you will need to be fingerprinted for the Commission on Teacher credentialing (CTC). Please use livescan form
41-ls. Your application will not move forward without completion of fingerprints with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. You must use the attached form and go to any
local fingerprinting agency. The agency will send your fingerprints directly to the Commission.
Here are the steps to a Substitute Teacher Permit application:
When these steps are complete send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will submit your recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing electronically. We will notify you of the recommendation and send you instructions to complete the process.
*If you have a foreign transcript, it must be evaluated by an approved agency from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing list
here. Submit your original foreign transcript evaluation report with US equivalent bachelor’s degree to our office and we will scan it into our electronic files and return the original to you. Please include your name, address and email and note that it is for a substitute permit. Foreign transcript evaluation reports must be mailed or dropped in our box, see below.
We have a drop box available on the Brokaw Road side of the building. The box is labeled MC 255. The box is available
Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm, CLOSED on HOLIDAYS.
If you can’t access our drop box you can mail everything to:
Santa Clara County Office of Education 1290 Ridder Park Drive San Jose, CA 95131 MC 255 Attn: Credential Services
Should you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the application for a 30-day Substitute Permit, please email us at
email@example.com and please write “Sub Permit Application” in the subject line of your email.