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Application Instructions

Application Instructions

Effective April 1, 2015 all online applications now accepted through ED JOIN

To apply, please go to our website on EdJoin at:

Thank you for applying with the Pleasanton Unified School District. Please take a few moments to review the requirements and instructions prior to completing the application. We have also included some frequently asked questions that we hope will be helpful to you. If you need further assistance, please call or visit our Human Resources Department, 925.462.5500.

Online Application Requirements

The on-line application process includes the following information:

  • Completed application
  • Letter of application which includes a narrative about yourself and your philosophy of education

Following submission of your on-line application, please attach resume, letters of recommendation, a copy of your California teaching credential(s), a copy of your CLAD certificate, and a copy of your CBEST results. Credentialed out-of-state applicants are eligible to apply with or without the CBEST. Applicants who are completing their credential program must submit a letter stating their anticipated credential completion date.

Education, Experience and Reference Information

You will be asked for the following specific information to complete the on-line application. Have available for reference the following information:

  • Credentials and/or certificates currently held or applied for and expiration date. If you hold a Life Certificate, do not enter an expiration date.
  • Colleges/universities attended, dates, degrees earned, major, and minor.
  • Student teaching experience with dates, subject, school, district, address, and contact phone number.
  • Professional references including three (3) people who have knowledge of your teaching experience, i.e., superintendent, principal, master teacher, or college supervisor.

Required Fields

The application has required fields that you must fill in or the application will not be accepted. These fields are identified with an asterisk (*).

Saving Progress During Online Application

When you have completed a page, click on the NEXT button at the bottom of the page to save your information and move to the next page.

Printing a Paper Copy

It is recommended that you print a copy of your application before you submit the final page. Use the “JUMP TO PAGE” function as you will need to print each page individually.

Time Limit for Completing Applications

Incomplete applications must be completed within seven days or will need to be re-entered.

We appreciate your interest in employment with The Pleasanton Unified School District.
Begin On-Line Application


Is my information confidential?
Because PUSD is a public entity, your application is considered a public document and is subject to disclosure, upon request, whether you apply on a paper document or through the on-line process.

Which positions use the on-line application?
The on-line application is used for all applicants.

What if my certification/license is not listed in your table?
Choose the “Not Listed” entry in the table and type in the description as it reads on your certificate in the corresponding row provided below the Areas of Certification/Licensure portion of the application.

What if my College/University is not listed in your table?
Choose the “Other” entry in the table and type your college/university name in the corresponding row provided below the Colleges/Universities portion of the application.

If I am an experienced teacher, do I have to list my student teaching experience?

When I click on the “Submit” button, my application is not accepted. What do I do?
It may be necessary to refresh your application and resubmit. It may be that the web site is busy.

How can I get assistance if I’m having a problem with my on-line application?
Help is available in our Human Resources Department, or by calling 925.462.5500.

What Happens Next

When the on-line application is complete, please go to “Job Postings” to be considered for open positions. When all requirements have been met, your application will be considered for interviews.

Completed applications are reviewed and selected applicants are contacted by administrators or their assistants to schedule interviews. Please do not call administrators, principals, schools or sites for an interview. Applicants do not submit letters of intent for vacant positions.