Become a Substitute Teacher!

Become a Substitute Teacher with EFC- a network of Oakland Public Schools! EFC is hiring substitute teachers year round. We provide resources like classroom management tips, opportunities to grow within the organization, and many more. To learn about how to become a substitute teacher, email

We are proud to present former substitute teachers who are now full-time EFC employees:


Ernesto B.

Design and Engineering Teacher, Epic MIddle School


Jennifer S.

TK Teacher, ASCEND


Jo H.

Science/Literacy Teacher, Achieve Academy

Credentialed Substitute Teacher Rate

Daily: $200/day

Long term (Teacher on Record): $229/day

Classified Substitute Staff Rate

Daily: $160/day


  • Paid sick days: Available when work at least 30 days within the school calendar year from the commencement of employment. Employees cannot use paid sick leave until the 90th day calendar day following the employee’s start date.

Why join EFC Substitute Teacher Pool

* Flexible work hours

* Great experience working with students in a public school setting

* Preparation towards teaching career

* Gain classroom management experience

* Training and Professional Development opportunites

* Full-time job opportunities within the organization and our school networks

Base Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited 4 year college with 90+ units OR
  • Completion of a Bachelors’ Degree or higher
  • Completion of basic skills requiement (CBEST or Qualified SAT/ACT/AP Classes)

Qualified candidates may have one of the following permits to sub:

  • 30-day Substitute Permit
  • Prospective Substitute Permit
  • Career Substitute Permit
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential
  • Education Specialist Teaching Credential
  • Administrative Services Credential
  • OR any other “services” credential that requires a Bachelor’s (or higher) Degree and basic skills requirement (e.g., SLP, PPS)

Prospective Susbtitute Teacher Resources:

Current Substitute Teacher Resources:

Questions regarding substitute teacher/paraeducator, contact Rossy Ramirez, Hiring Assistant, at or call 510-671-4560