hiring process

To teach in California public schools, you must:

  • Possess a valid California teaching credential/certificate*
  • Pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) NOTE: If you hold a valid teaching credential in another state, you may be eligible for a one-year waiver of the CBEST requirement.
  • Depending on assignment, pass the appropriate state-mandated educator assessments (California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) for single-subject, Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) for multiple subjects
  • Pass the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) test or have taken and passed Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) courses
  • Have Live Scan fingerprints for California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks processed and provide to your school or district
  • Obtain a TB test within the past 60 days of hire that shows you are free of infectious tuberculosis

*If you have passed the CBEST test and meet certain educational requirements, you may be eligible for a temporary permit to teach.

Hiring Process

1. Complete your application online at Edjoin


In addition to completing the application on Edjoin, you will need to submit:

  • A letter (addressed to Ms. Cynthia Brictson, Principal/Director of Instructional Services), not to exceed two double-spaced pages describing your reason for interest in the position, your experience with students, special talents and interests, the most significant event in your teaching career, your qualifications based on the school’s mission and your long-term goals
  • Three (3) confidential Letters of Recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within the last 12 months.
  • Copies of Valid California or out-of-state teaching credential/certificate
  • Copies of Degree(s) & CBEST
  • Copies of College/University Transcripts (originals required only if hired)
  • NCLB Compliant

In order to be considered for a position at Bullis Charter School, candidates must possess the appropriate California teaching credential.  Candidates must also submit a completed application which includes all of the above required attachments. We want to get to know you, so please check to ensure you have attached all necessary documentation before submitting you application through Edjoin!

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • A cover letter (addressed to Ms. Cynthia Brictson, Principal/Director of Instructional Services)
  • Resume
  • Three (3) current, confidential Letters of Recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) or College placement papers with letters included
  • Copies of Credential(s) or Degree(s)
  • Copies of College/University Transcripts (originals required only if hired)

2. Be selected for an interview

Complete application packets will be screened independently. Based on screening results, applicants will be selected to interview for specific positions.

3. Interview/Testing

Candidates will be contacted by the Superintendent or Principal/Director and interviewed by the Hiring Committee. Interviews will begin in March and continue until all positions are filled. Interviews will be approximately 40-60 minutes long and may include a written and technology portion. Portfolios are not required for an interview, and because of time constraints, an applicant is not encouraged to bring one unless s/he is able to return the following day to pick it up.

4. Teach a demonstration lesson (Certificated only)

Candidates may be requested to teach a demonstration lesson for a Bullis Charter School team. While we prefer to observe candidates teaching in their own classroom, if this is not possible, a demonstration lesson will be conducted in one of our classrooms. If distance makes this impossible, videotaped lessons may be acceptable.

5. Reference check

A comprehensive reference check, which must include the candidate’s most recent direct supervisor, will be conducted prior to any offer of employment.

6. Conditional offer

The Superintendent or Principal/Director will contact the candidate with a conditional employment offer to discuss salary, placement, benefits, and general employment terms.

7. Approval by the Board of Education

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