California Teaching Jobs

California Teaching Jobs



As one of the largest, and the most populated state in the country, it's no surprise that California also has the largest number of school districts, close to 1,000, serving over 6,000,000 students. As of 2018, the graduation rate was 83% for the state, and the average student to teacher ratio is 24:1. The state of California requires a subject matter certificate for a secondary level teacher, and a multiple subject matter course certificate for elementary teachers, as well as a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. There are some alternatives to this route, which you can learn about here. Why teach in California? In addition to a variety of teaching opportunities in progressive schools that are in need of teachers, California has a beautiful and varied coastline, desert, rich forests and national parks, and mountains -- some of which you can ski on. This variety offers a little something for everyone, which may explain why so many live there!


Learning Initiatives

Social and Emotional learning has become a focus of California's Department of Education, citing that SEL is necessary for both students and teachers "to function well in the classroom, in the community, and in college and careers." In addition, the state has a goal to have half of all k-12 participating in learning two or more languages, by the year 2030. In addition, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is seeking to be improved upon, and this includes efforts to get more girls, and disadvantaged students, interested in studying and then pursuing degrees in these subjects. View all of California's learning initiatives here.

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Inspiring Schools in California

Newcomer High School

California is home to thousands of immigrant minors and young adults, many seeking asylum. Facing many challenges that may impede graduation, this school supports students, and is flexible to their needs.

Thrive Public Schools

At this K-8 charter school personalized, project-based learning teaches students initiative, and helps them 'learn how to learn.' The school wants to help students be active members of their community, and be kind.

Health Sciences High and Middle College

This charter school in San Diego focuses on inclusivity. The school helps its students be empathetic, and understanding of one another. Free access to community colleges, and no admisison requirements are just some of the ways this school makes learning accessible to all.

Some Current Education Jobs in California

Culver City Unified School District

Behavior Intervention Instructional Assistant
Culver City Unified School District, CA, USA
Position open at various sites district-wide.

Hillsborough City School District

Hillsborough City School District El Cerrito Avenue, Hillsborough, CA, USA
Paraeducators job opening district-wide, continuous available position.

Calaveras Unified School District

Math Teacher
Toyon Middle School, Double Springs Road, Valley Springs, CA, USA
Certified middle school math teaching position, deadline February 22nd.

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