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Substitute Teachers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute teacher for Porterville Unified School District. The steps to become a certificated substitute teacher are listed below.  If you have any questions or need assistance with this process, please contact the Human Resources Office at (559) 793-2400.


Substitute Teacher Requirements:


  • Hold a valid Emergency 30-day Substitute Teaching Permit, a Prospective Teacher Permit, or a Preliminary/Clear Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential or other credential issued by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.  If you do not hold any of these permits or credentials, please contact the Tulare County Office of Education, Credentials Department for information on applying for a permit:  (559) 730-2542 or review the information found on the California Teachers Commission website:
  • Provide a fingerprint clearance certificate through the Tulare County Office of Education.
  • Complete a PUSD Substitute Teaching Packet.  Packets may be picked up from the Human Resources office Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Submit verification of negative Tuberculosis (TB) test results.


Note:  Once all items are completed, you will be placed in our automated substitute calling system (AESOP).  Your username and Pin will be provided by our Human Resources Office.  We look forward to working with you!


We offer competitive daily and long-term assignment rates for our substitute teachers.  For current daily rates, refer to the table below.


Effective April 15, 2016


Day to Day Substitutes         $125.00  ($17.86 per hour for a 7 hour day)

Long-Term Substitute:          $200.00  (for an assignment in the same classroom for more than 20 days)