Hi, I am in the process of doing all that needs to be done in order to substitute teach in California. I have signed up to take the CBEST test in February (soonest date available in my area). I have a B.S. in Management Information Systems, but do not have a teaching credential. Therefore, I would need to get the 30-day permit. I have noticed that the surrounding school districts have somewhat different requirements, one of which requires subs to take a Substitute Training Program course through Utah State University, or another that requires letters of recommendation. I will fulfill all of the various requirements of each, but am wondering whether getting any other credentials would help. For example, would the CSET Multiple Subject exam help? PRAXIS? Other? I have not worked for pay in over 20 years. I was a homeschool mom who officially "graduated" last year. I did a lot of volunteer work teaching - I taught a speech group to homeschoolers for a couple of years and I have taught all age levels, children through adult, in formal religious education courses in the Catholic church. These were school year length, weekly classes. I can put my homeschooling experience, and include that my college freshman daughter is a UC Regent's Scholar (and was also offered the Regent's at another UC) as a sort of "proof" of my teaching ability. I did design and teach a couple of her AP classes (she took some online as well), which I'm hoping might mean something as she got 5s on all of her exams. Any other suggestions? I found through my years of volunteer teaching that I LOVE teaching, and am looking forward to starting a new chapter of teaching in my life. I will appreciate any feedback, suggestions, and tips. Thanks!