Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools


Substitute Teachers Needed

Substitute Teacher Flyer; Information Below

Interested in becoming a substitute teacher? Looking for work or a career change?

To become a substitute teacher all you need is:

  • A Bachelor's Degree of higher
  • Pass the CA Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)

To get started on becoming a substitute teacher please connect with a credentials analyst at the Monterey County Office of Education. Michelle Hensley,, or Christina Garcia,, or call 831.784.4260.

Educational Workshops

The Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) is taking the teacher shortage head-on with events throughout the year designed to lead current students, recent graduates, and those looking for a new career to the teaching profession.

The California and national teacher shortage has created a number of open positions across the country, and Monterey County has felt the impact over the last several years. MCOE and its 24 districts still have a number of open positions to fill for the school year. As of August 27th, 186 teaching job vacancies exist in Monterey County.

MCOE’s “Learn How to Become a Teacher” Educational Workshops are aimed to encourage anyone interested in teaching to follow their passion and make a difference in the lives of students. Individuals interested in the teaching field, but not yet at a point to apply for a job, are invited to attend an Educational Workshop. Dates will be posted here.

The free workshop will include information on financial aid, local college and university pathways and internships, and how to become a substitute teacher. Participating institutions include Hartnell Community College, Monterey Peninsula College, Brandman University, California State University, Monterey Bay, National University and Grand Canyon University.


Leigh Butler

Chief Human Resources Officer
Phone: 831.784.4195

Marta Puga

Confidential Executive Assistant
Phone: 831.784.4195

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