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 Teacher Job Fair Coming in April

Educators seeking jobs in San Diego County school districts can receive credential advisement, employment information, and possibly even a teaching position at the San Diego County Spring Educator Job Fair April 14.

The event is presented by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) in partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University and the California Center on Teaching Careers.

School districts and charter schools from across San Diego county are looking for qualified educators to work with students.

"This is a great time to get into teaching," said Chris Reising, executive director of Human Resources for SDCOE. "School districts are looking to hire the best and brightest for the 2018-19 school year. There is a need for teachers in all credential areas, including the high need areas of special education as well as science, technology, engineering, and math." 

The job fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Road in San Diego. Registration is by educator type:

This event is particularly important considering the growing statewide shortage of teachers, including substitutes.

Anybody with a bachelor's degree and fingerprint clearance who has passed the online California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) can work as a substitute teacher. Substitute teachers have a positive impact on students and in their community. Substitute teaching is a great way to prepare or explore the possibility of a career in education while earning money.

Last year more than 500 teacher and administrator candidates attended the event. Several were interviewed and hired at the job fair.

SDCOE has organized the job fair to support school districts and teacher candidates for more than 20 years.