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Hiring Information for SDCOE Substitute Teachers

  • ​To become a substitute teacher, you must first have a substitute teaching permit or higher credential authorizing work as a substitute teacher. If you need to apply, please follow the steps outlined for Substitute Teacher Requirements. If you need further information, please contact Credential Services at
  • You must then fill-out an online job application​ -- attaching the necessary documents, such as your credential or sub permit. 
  • Human resources staff will screen your application to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications listed on the posting.
  • You will receive an email notice regarding your application status.
  • Only qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a screening interview conducted by Juvenile Court and Community School (JCCS) administrators.
  • Successful candidates will be provided with the link to access the Pre-Employment Forms Web Portal.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I be notified of substitute assignments?

The San Diego County Office of Education uses an automated substitute placement service called AESOP​

How do I access AESOP?

When you have completed pre-employment requirements, you will receive an email notification that contains your login ID and PIN number.

I've been added into the AESOP and have not been called. Why?

Possible reasons for not receiving phone calls include the reduced need for substitute teachers or your availability. 

What happens if my availability has changed?

If your availability has changed (for example, change in work location preference or days of the week that you are available), please contact Lauren Brookshire, AESOP administrator.

I have received notice that my credential has expired.  What do I do?

A current credential must be registered with the Credentials Department at the San Diego County Office of Education.  If a current credential is not registered, you may experience a delay in your paycheck and you will not be able to work until the credential is updated.