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Oakland Unified School District
A teacher with long dark hair sitting across a table from an elementary school boy in a blue hoodie. They are both smiling. 

Teach at OUSD

Become the teacher you needed when you were a child. 

Teachers at OUSD are a part of a professional community that invests in individual and collective growth. We provide extensive development and training, innovative curricula, ongoing mentorship, and advancement opportunities. Our teachers are given opportunities for peer support through Affinity spaces and Professional Learning Communities within and across schools in the District as well as competitive benefits packages.

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Types of Teaching Positions

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Earning Teaching Credentials

Do you need credentials to become a full-time teacher? There are many ways to get the credentials you need in order to become a teacher, and ways to get help.

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Programs & Grants 

We grow our own

At OUSD we believe in diversifying our teacher workforce by providing accessible pathways for local community leaders to become teachers. We are thrilled to support several teacher pathway programs. We especially value staff and community members who work in after school and classified positions for their experience and expertise.

Resources for Substitute Teachers

Guest teaching is an excellent means of exploring the teaching field as a career, offering opportunities for hands-on experience with a variety of classrooms and student populations.

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New Teacher Support & Development

Check out our site for early career teachers and their mentors, where we offer tools, knowledge, and support for teachers to stay and grow in Oakland.

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Are you thinking about applying?

Tell us what career opportunities you're interested in. We'll follow up with resources, hiring event information, and direct support.

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Attend an info session

Join us at a Teacher Pathways Info Session to get help making your teaching career goals a reality at OUSD.

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Contact Us

Not finding what you're looking for or need help? Fill out the interest form or contact us to get support. 

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