Find a Teaching Position
CalStateTEACH offers the Student Teaching, Intern and Private School Teacher Options. Participants in the Intern or Private School Teacher Options must have a teaching position in a multiple subject classroom.
If you are looking for a position as a teacher, you may want to check out the following tips for your job search. We've also included many helpful links to aid you.
Keep in mind that public schools are required to try to find credentialed teachers for all openings. However they are allowed to hire Intern teachers when they are unable to hire credentialed candidates. This opportunity generally arises late in the recruitment period (shortly before the school year begins). At this point, there are often last minute needs and few credentialed candidates available.
Here is some advice for participants who are seeking a paid teaching position:
Visit www.edjoin.org and go to "Search for Jobs" and then click on #3, "Counties." The county list will show you the name of each county and the number of positions listed for that county. This will help you get an idea of which counties have openings. Click on a county name to see specifics by district.
On edjoin.org, you may register for services, which allows you to match your needs with potential jobs. This website also offers information about recruitment events you may wish to attend.
Attend recruitment events, but don't get too discouraged. There are many regional, county and district job fairs where recruiters set up tables in order to recruit teachers. Generally they will say they are only seeking credentialed teachers because the fairs take place in the spring when there are still credentialed teachers available. However, these events offer good opportunities to see which districts are hiring and meet the recruiters. You may then contact them later to see if all their needs have been met. If not, they may be ready to interview you!
Visit district personnel offices. Find out how many openings they have and how quickly they are filling them. Again as the beginning of the school year approaches, they may be more likely to interview non-credentialed candidates. Just sending a resume electronically or by regular mail will probably not be enough to get their attention. A personal call or visit is helpful.
Apply to CalStateTEACH. If you are qualified for CalStateTEACH, you may be conditionally admitted. Conditional admission may help you in applying for a job because districts will see that you have been accepted into a credential program, and they will know that you are committed. The disadvantage of not having a credential can be overcome somewhat by showing that you are in a program.
Interested in general information about the teaching profession? Visit the TEACH California website, a one-stop information and referral service for anyone considering a teaching career.