Human Resources/Certificated Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are your office hours?

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    Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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  • How do I know what positions are open for application?

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    You may visit our EDJOIN page link for all openings: Management, Certificated, Classified, and Substitute.

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  • What are your rates of pay?

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    All salary schedules are posted on this website. You may find a link to our salary schedule web page on the left hand side. 

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  • How do I become a teacher? / I am new to California how do I become a teacher?

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    Visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for information. The web page gives information on they types of credentials and the requirements needed to obtain such credentials.

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  • What do I need to do to become a substitute teacher in your District?

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    To teach in our District, you must have a teaching credential or an Emergency 30-day Substitute Teaching Permit. Fingerprints must be cleared by the Orange County Department of Education prior to employment.

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  • How do I get an Emergency 30-Day Substitute Permit?

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    You must have a BA degree and have passed the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST). Call the Orange County Department of Education for information about the Emergency Substitute Teaching Permit and fingerprint clearance. You can contact them at: 714 966-4306.

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  • How do I renew my credential?

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    You must apply for your renewal at least 6 months prior to your credential expiration date.  Credentials must be renewed on the CTC website at www.ctc.ca.gov.

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  • How do I become a highly qualified teacher?

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    A teacher with a multiple subject credential must take the CSET - multiple subject test.  A teacher with a single subject credential must take the CSET in the single subject area of your credential.

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  • What is the test schedule for CSET?

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    For information on test dates and schedules please visit www.ctcexams.nesinc.com.

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  • Am I required to take the RICA test?

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    Please visit website www.rica.nesinc.com for requirements.

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  • What is CBEST?

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    California requires that you must demonstrate proficiency in basic reading, writing and mathematics skills in English by passing the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). You must take the CBEST if any of the following conditions apply to you:
    • You are applying for a first teaching credential or service credential.
    • You are applying for the issuance or renewal of an Emergency Permit.
    If you have not taught during the prior 39 months, regardless of the credential you hold.
    You are applying for admission to a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved teacher preparation program.

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  • How many days do employees receive for jury duty?

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    Certificated and Classified employees will receive a paid leave of absence for the entire period of jury duty service.

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