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Substitute Teachers

If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher for Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) please contact Merced County Office of Education at 209-381-6600. Once you have met the requirements for Merced County Office of Education, please visit the MUHSD District Office at 3430 A Street, Atwater, to pick up an application packet.

MUHSD prospective substitute teachers will be cleared after 1) all required paperwork has been completed and turned into the Human Resources Office at the district office and 2) completing the required online trainings, including the mandatory substitute orientation module (please note: returning substitutes do not have to complete the substitute orientation module. That particular requirement is for NEW substitutes only).



Online Training

*Trainings are offered online through the MUHSD professional learning platform- InnovatED. Once your MUHSD email has been created, please click here to request an account in InnovatED. InnovatED accounts will only be created for substitutes with MUHSD emails; do not request an account using a personal email address.


MUHSD Online Trainings

Wait for your district email to be created. Then, proceed to log in to the MUHSD Online Trainings course, where you will access the following required trainings.

  • sexual harassment
  • suicide prevention
  • bullying

After successfully completing the trainings listed above, NEW substitutes will be able to access the mandatory substitute orientation module (the orientation module is NOT required for returning substitutes).

The Online Mandated Reporter Training

Online Mandated Reporter Training

The online Mandated Reporter training is conducted through  Please click here for directions on setting up a account and completing this requirement.

Please Note: Google Chrome is the preferred browser; Using Internet Explorer may result in errors. It is also advised that you log OUT of personal gmail accounts, as that may also result in errors. Attempting these online trainings on your cellphone may also result in errors; the use of a computer is advised.