To teach in California public schools, you must possess:
- A valid California or out-of-state teaching credential
- Pass the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test)
- A valid English Learner Instruction authorization
An individual who does not meet all of the above criteria may qualify for a temporary certificate to teach under unique circumstances.
Please complete your application for vacant positions as soon as possible. As part of the application process, you will need a letter of introduction, a resume, and two current letters of recommendation along with unofficial copies of current transcripts and credentials.
2. Interview Selection
Principals and Human Resources staff screen completed applications and select candidates to interview for specific school site/department positions. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
Candidates are contacted by the hiring manager to schedule an interview. Interviews are conducted by a panel consisting of CUHSD principals, teachers, and may include other district/site personnel.
4. Reference Checks
We will conduct a complete professional reference check for finalists. Please be sure you have updated references, including a current/recent supervisor.
5. Conditional Offer
The Human Resource department will contact you with a conditional offer to discuss salary, benefits, and general employment terms. Final salary placement is dependent on verification of transcripts and previous employment.
6. Board of Trustees Approval
The CUHSD Board of Trustees grants final approval for all hires.
7. Employment Packet
A Human Resources representative will send you an electronic employment packet. Please focus initially on securing a TB screen and scheduling a LiveScan fingerprinting session.