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Yolo County Office of Education

Yolo County Office of Education

Substitute Teacher Positions

Become a Substitute Teacher at YCOE

Become a Substitute Teacher at YCOE

Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE) serves the Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento, Esparto and Winters areas.
Substitute teachers play a very important role in our educational programs for the students of Yolo County. 
Substituting is challenging and requires flexibility, initiative, caring, and the skill to adapt quickly.
If you are interested in leveraging your talents to bring about lasting and meaningful change in educational systems, please apply to join us on our journey.
Programs & Services

Programs & Services

As a Substitute Teacher, you may be asked to work with any of the following programs:
  • Special Education Programs for the severely handicapped (birth to 21), emotionally disturbed, visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing
  • Child Development Programs
  • Classrooms for students on probation at Cesar Chavez Community Schools or incarcerated students at Dan Jacobs School


We offer a comprehensive interdisciplinary program designed to foster optimal growth and development in children aged 0-5, so they can reach their full potential. As an educator in our department, you can create your own classroom environment and watch young minds grow and develop over time! 


Education Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Testing Required:

  • Pass the CBEST Exam, or have one of the following:
  • Coursework from a bachelor’s degree may waive exam requirement
  • 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit with an issuance date between January 1, 2023, and July 1, 2024 

Permit or Credential Required:

  • Hold a valid 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit or a valid California Teaching Credential.


Early Headstart (Ages 0-3) or Headstart (Ages 3-5)
Education Required:
  • 12 college units in ECE or Child Development, including 3 core areas of CurriculumChild Family and Community, and Child Growth and Development.

Experience Required:

  • 50 days (at least 3 or more hours per day) of experience in the last two years working with preschool-aged children in any capacity in a group setting.

Permit Required:

  • Hold a valid Child Development Teacher or Associate Teacher Permit.

Additional Requirements for All Substitute Teachers

  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR certificate or obtain it within 90 days of employment
  • Valid Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability
  • Fingerprint Clearance from the CA Department of Justice (DOJ and FBI)
  • Obtain a Certificate of Clearance (COC)
Read our FAQs for more information on obtaining these qualifications.

Don't have your permit?

We can help you apply for a 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit! View our FAQs to learn more.
Contact us at or call (530) 668-3704 for assistance.


Job Features & Benefits

YCOE Substitute Teachers can:

  • Choose where you want to work with flexible locations, days and times worked
  • Choose to work at any location in Yolo County including Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento, Esparto or Winters 
  • Earn retirement credit

Paid Sick Leave for All Substitute Employees

Any eligible Substitute employee shall be entitled to twenty-four (24) hours of paid sick leave in each fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). The employee shall be entitled to use paid sick leave beginning the 90th day of employment. 

Earn Retirement as a Substitute Teacher

Upon completion of 100 days of substitute teaching in a school year, you will automatically qualify for membership into the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), effective the first day worked of the following pay period.


Are you interested in leveraging your talents to bring about lasting and meaningful change in educating our community? Apply to join us on our journey.

Steps to Apply

  • Find an open position on EdJoin, the sole platform to submit your application. Doing so will ensure that your application goes through our selection process. 
  • Our Hiring Managers and Human Resources Department will thoroughly review your application and determine if you meet our requirements.
  • If you meet our qualifications, we will contact you to schedule an interview.
Need Help Applying?

Need Help Applying?

Our staff is here to help you find a place on our team.

Questions about Substitute job postings?

Please contact Bebe Reveles Confidential Administrative Secretary

Technical assistance with your application:

Visit the EdJoin FAQs for quick answers. Otherwise, try contacting the EdJoin Job Seeker Help Desk


The CBEST exam is a test designed to evaluate basic reading, mathematics, and writing skills in individuals who want to pursue a career in education in California. The law requires the test as part of the credentialing and employment process, but it does not assess an individual's ability to teach these skills. The CBEST is only one part of the requirements for obtaining a teaching credential.
The CBEST requirement is waived if the issuance date for a 30-day Substitute Permit is between January 1, 2023, and July 1, 2024.
For more information on CBEST Testing Options, visit the website page on CBEST from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.


A 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit allows the holder to serve as a substitute teacher for not more than thirty days for any one teacher during a school year in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults.

We can help you apply for a 30 Day Substitute Permit. 

For those who do not hold a California Teaching Credential or an Emergency 30-Day Substitute Permit, we highly encourage you to reach out to us for assistance in applying for a permit with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
Applying directly to the CTC for an initial permit may take longer for a document to be issued (Renewals must be completed online directly to CTC).  
Before you make an appointment with YCOE for assistance, be sure you have all of the following:
  • Certificate of Clearance (COC) issued by CTC
  • Official transcripts, which include a posted degree
  • Proof of passing the CBEST exam (requirement waived if you have a 30-day Substitute Permit issued between January 1, 2023, and July 1, 2024)
Contact us at or call (530) 668-3704.


To obtain a Certificate of Clearance (COC), you must first go to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website. Once you are there, click on Educator Login. Then, login to your profile by entering your user name and password. 
If this is your first time using the site, after you click on Educator Login, you will need to click “Create Educator Account”, and then continue following the instructions to apply for a COC. You must answer all Professional Fitness Questions and complete the Oath and Affidavit section before submitting payment and completing the process.


To obtain Fingerprint Clearance from the California Department of Justice (DOJ), CTC requires submitting fingerprints via their Live Scan Form to be reviewed by the DOJ, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in order to receive credentials, certificates, permits, or waivers issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
For more information, read “Fingerprint Information” from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.