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Education for Change Substitute and Paraprofessional Careers

EFC seeks teachers who are passionate about engaging traditionally underserved students in meaningful and rigorous learning experiences, collaboratively approaching their practice with an inquiry stance, and working in partnership with families


"Working with EFC schools is such a joy! The school staff are friendly, warm, and welcoming. I'm always able to find what I need and get started right away. The kids are great; it's so wonderful to see their smiling faces, eager to share and excited about everything they're learning."


-Faith Medina



Interested in becoming a teacher but don't

know where to start?

Become a substitute with EFC!

  • It's flexible! Choose your assignments based on your availability

  • Choose different grade levels to learn more about your interests and strengths in a safe and collaborative environment

  • We provide weekly Covid-19 testing and offer frequent vaccination clinics

  • Our schools are nestled in a diverse, urban environment 

  • We can help you earn a credential! (must have a bachelor's degree or higher)

Is EFC a good fit for you?


Are you someone who is:

  • Passionate about working in education

  • Ready to grow and take on new experiences

  • Committed to helping students excel with the proper tools

Working with Education For Change

Contact Information

(510) 807-0188

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Substitute and Paraprofessional Eligibility

Substitute Teacher:

Eligibility for substitute teaching begins with at least 90-semester units and currently enrolled in a 4-year University, or a Bachelor's degree or higher, OR we can work with you to find a degree completion program that's a good fit AND you can join our uncredentialled substitute pool immediately. 

  • Possess a valid teaching credential or Certificate of Clearance on the CTC website. (We can help you transfer your out-of-state or out-of-country teaching license)

  • Meet the basic skills requirement:

    • Take the CBEST test, or

    • Have qualified scores on  SAT, ACT, or AP, or

    • Let us evaluate your transcripts to see if you meet this requirement via undergraduate coursework. 

  • Complete a Guest Educator application with EFC

  • You will be invited to a short interview via phone with one of our hiring managers and, should you advance, receive a contract to begin subbing. 

  • Choose assignments and grade levels - working with us is flexible around your schedule 

  • Becoming a Guest Educator can oftentimes lead to full-time teaching positions and/or opportunities to grow your practice and earn a preliminary credential, just ask us how! 


* Don't have a credential or permit? We can help! Please email us at

Paraprofessional and Non-Credentialed Substitutes:


  • High School Diploma (AA or BA  degrees  are preferred, but  not required) 

  • Six Units of Early Childhood Education are preferred but not required

"A lot of times substitute teaching at EFC schools leads to long-term assignments or full-time teaching roles. It's a great way to kick-start your teaching career."


-EFC Substitute 


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