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Instructional Positions

4 Easy Steps

Step 1: Complete an application packet

Instructional Applications can be downloaded. A completed instructional application packet must be mailed, received, and processed for the applicant to be eligible for employment consideration.

Application Packet Requirements:

  • Completed instructional application
  • Letter of interest
  • Personal resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing*
  • Proof of passage of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)*

*Applicants with valid out-of-state credentials may be given up to one year to pass the CBEST and acquire appropriate California credentials.

Step 2: Mail Completed Application Packet to

Assistant Superintendent's Office
California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3044 Horace Street Riverside, CA 92506

Step 3: Interview Process

Applicants for instructional positions will be reviewed by Instructional Management Team. Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview. Applications are reviewed to determine the most suitable candidates for current and anticipated vacancies.

Applicants will be selected for an interview only after the completed application, all supporting documents, and credential status have been reviewed.

Step 4: Offer of Employment

Principals and the interview panel will recommend successful candidates. A CSDR administrator will contact candidates with an employment offer.

Contact Us:

For more information, please contact the Personnel office.

For more information on Teacher positions, contact the Assistant Superintendent's office.

Information for Prospective Teachers of the Deaf in California

Thank you for your interest in applying for a teaching position at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside (CSDR). California School for the Deaf takes great pride in its comprehensive educational programs for students from preschool through high school. We are committed to providing a high quality instructional program for our students within a safe and inviting learning environment.

A faculty application is required for all teaching positions at CSDR. Please complete an application and return it with sealed official transcripts, credentials or a letter from the university recommending a credential to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and your CBEST results. If you do not have your credential we recommend that you visit the Commission on Teacher Credentialing[Opens in a new window] for information as to the requirements on obtaining your credential.

Credentials are issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, P.O. Box 944270, (1900 Capitol Mall), Sacramento, California, 94244-2700. The application must specify the credential you are applying for. Currently the credentialing fee is $70.00. If fingerprints, character and identification clearance materials have not previously been submitted to the commission, applicants in state must also submit fingerprints through the Livescan process. Out-of-state applicants can still submit fingerprint cards. This fee is $56.00 through California Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The basic requirement for preparation as a teacher of the deaf is a minimum of a full academic year of specialized preparation in this area. Currently there are about 55 locations in the United States where this preparation is offered. In most programs the specialized preparation is a graduate program or fifth year of college. In a few places the specialized preparation is part of the four year undergraduate program leading to a bachelor’s degree. However, a California credential requires a minimum of five years of preparation.

Colleges in California that currently offer programs to prepare teachers for the deaf on the elementary level are: the California State Universities at San Francisco, Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego and the University of Southern California. California State University at Northridge prepares teachers for the deaf for secondary and elementary levels of teaching. Scholarships and fellowships are sometimes available in this field, and inquiry should be made to the specific college for further information.

Current State laws governing teacher credentialing require preparation to teach children who are not handicapped, as well as preparation in the specialized area for teachers of Exceptional Children. Candidates for credentials must also pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Exception: Qualified applicants with credentials from other states may be given up to one year to pass the CBEST and obtain a California credential. Information in regard to courses should be obtained from the particular university where courses will be taken as each university differs in the way it meets the requirements of the California credential laws.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The State of California, Department of Education (CDE), is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The CDE does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. The Office of Equal Opportunity is charged with overseeing, leading, and directing the CDE’s efforts to meet the legal obligations set forth in state and federal civil rights laws, and regulations in CDE employment and delivery of education services. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination and civil rights should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity. Any questions regarding Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 or Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1974, please contact:

Sharon Felix-Campos, Director
Civil Rights, Title IX, ADA/504, MOA Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity

1430 N Street, Room 4206
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-9174 Telephone
916-324-9818 Facsimile