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The Scotts Valley Unified School District utilizes a "web-based" automated substitute teaching service provided by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education called AESOP.  To substitute with our District, you must be registered with the SCCOE.
  • To be a Certificated Substitute Teacher you must be in:
    Possession of a valid California Teaching Credential or qualify for a Substitute Teaching Permit.

Requirements for the emergency 30 day substitute teaching permit:

  • Possession of a Bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited university.
  • Passage of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Specific test dates can be obtained from the internet at
  • Completed application forms for permit. Please pick up application forms at the County Office of Education. Applicable document and fingerprint fees will apply.
  • The Emergency 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit is valid for one year from the date application is made. A renewal fee is required yearly.

Scotts Valley Unified School District Salary schedule for substitute teachers:

  • $50.00 (partial day)
  • $85.00 (full day)
  • Long-Term: Minimum daily salary (STEP 1, COLUMN 1) payment on Certificated Salary Schedule to begin on the 21st day of a single assignment, retroactive to the first day of that assignment.

Please call 831.479.5213 or 831.479.5234 to schedule an appointment to file your substitute teaching application.

How to be a Classified Substitute Instructional Aide:

  • You may apply on-line at
  • Complete and submit a classified employee application (or an Instructional Aide application, if that’s the job you would like); and indicate Substitute after the title on the application.
  • Attach a resume to your application (if desired)
  • In order to qualify for substitute Instructional Aide employment, applicants are required to posess a high school diploma or GED and pass the Instructional Aide Examination or possess a minimum of 48 semester units at the college level.

Please call 831.479.5248 for additional information.

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