Teacher Recruitment Fair

The San Mateo County Office of Education is excited to host its second annual Teacher Recruitment Fair! The event will take place Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All current and prospective teachers and substitute teachers are invited. Attendees will have the opportunity to

  • Meet with representatives from San Mateo County school districts
  • Get information about substitute teaching and credential programs

Register at http://sanmateo.k12oms.org/868-110057

BONUS! Anyone who registers for the Fair and shares the San Mateo County Office of Education's Facebook event will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE Google Chromebook! Just visit the event page here, click "Invite" in the upper right corner, and select "Share Event."



We are also offering four breakout sessions which our pre-registered guests can sign up for. These breakout sessions are being offered by invitation only and you will receive the registration information once you have registered for the event.

How to Become a Substitute Teacher (11:00 am)

The session will provide detailed information on how to obtain 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit and the 30 day Substitute Teaching Permit for Prospective Teachers. The session will include:

  • Requirements for the permit
  • Authorizations and Restrictions
  • Application Process(s)
  • Fees
  • Required forms (i.e. application forms (2) and livescan Request form)
  • CTC Informational leaflets
  • Questions and discussion

BTSA/Induction (12:00 noon)

Participants will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the Beginning Teacher Induction Process that they must undergo to clear their Preliminary and Level I Credentials. They will receive an overview of the program components, and will understand the importance of consistently self reflecting on their teaching practices. In addition, they will learn the benefit and value of having ongoing support from an experienced mentor teacher within their first few years in the profession. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the SMCOE Induction Program Coordinators. Credentials supported by this program include: Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist Level I and Preliminary (Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, Visual Impairments, and Early Childhood Special Education authorizations).

Pathways to Certification (1:00 pm)

The session will cover the following areas:

  • How to find credential information on the CTC website
  • Methods for obtaining a preliminary credential in California trained and out of state trained individuals
  • Methods for clearing a credential

How to Obtain a Teaching Position (2:00 pm)

This session will be led by Human Resources Administrators who will address the following:

  • Application “Do’s and Don’ts”
  • Résumé 101
  • Letters of recommendation tips
  • Interview strategies

To view the event program, click here