​Teaching Hiring and Obtaining Employment

Hiring in San Diego County and in California is handled by each individual school district. Information on the individual school districts is available on the SDCOE web site. Increasingly, school districts are using on-line application procedures. The on-line employment site used by most California school districts is http://www.edjoin.org. Schools post job openings and teachers seeking positions post placement information. Prospective teachers fill out an online profile and scan and submit letters of recommendation and other required papers electronically.

Professional papers to keep in a safe place:

As a professional educator, it is your responsibility to keep the following professional papers in a safe place. Make copies of these materials before you submit them to the Credential Analyst.

Transcripts

  • USD Transcripts: To receive a copy of USD transcripts contact the Office of the Registrar. Order one copy to open and duplicate and several extra official copies in sealed envelopes to use when official transcripts are requested.
  • Transfer Transcripts: Order a complete set of all transfer transcripts by sending a transcript request to each college/university attended. Order one copy to open and duplicate and several extra official copies in sealed envelopes to use when official transcripts are requested.

Exam Results

  • Copies of Scores: CBEST, CSET, RICA, etc.

CTC Material

  • Fingerprint Clearance: Print certificate of clearance from the CTC web site. Choose "look up a teacher."
  • Copy of CTC Credential Verification Email
  • Copy of Credential(s): Print from CTC web site. Choose "look up a teacher." 

Letters of Recommendation 

  • Choose 3-5 from those who know about your teaching such as your cooperating teacher, your student teaching supervisor, the principal, vice principal and any other professional educator at your school site who has observed your teaching. You will scan these letters to submit with your online credential applications.