Substitute Teacher Office
Last modified: 5/26/2015 2:48:54 PM
Prospective Substitutes

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How To Apply

Minimum requirements for a substitute teacher position are below:
  1. Associate of Arts Degree (AA) or Associate of Science Degree (AS) from an accredited college or university.
  2. Three years of college minimum (90 credits attained) from an accredited college or university.
  3. Previous experience working with groups of children/students totaling six (6) months (classroom Monday - Friday) or twelve (12) months (extracurricular activities 3-4 times a month).
  4. Knowledge of the teaching and learning process preferred.
  5. Ability to draft lesson plans / educational activities for students when there are no plans available based. 
  6. Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education.
  7. Must be able to work twenty-five (25) days during the school year.

Minimum requirements for a substitute paraprofessional are below: 

  1. Two years volunteer or paid experience working with students (classroom setting Monday - Friday or minimum 3-4 times a month)
  2. High School Diploma
  3. Must have attained 30 credits from an accredited college or university
I would like to speak with someone directly but no one answers the General Inquiry Number. 
We are a small office supporting the needs of several large groups. As such we have made our general inquiry line an automated system providing answers to our frequently asked questions. The best and fastest way to get a response from our team is to email us at There is an automated response that will appear after you have submitted a request via email. Please review that as it does have additional answers. We review questions on each business day and we will respond directly to each question that was not answered through our automated response. Due to the large volume of calls from active substitutes and school administration, we are not able to facilitate calls related to inquiries about the substitute program. As our offices increases in staff we anticipate being able to offer these services at a later date, but are unable to assist with general inquiries at this time.

I applied online for the 2014/2015 school year vacancy but didn't hear anything. My status still reads "Active Application". Why has my status not been updated?
During the 2014/2105 school year we used an excel database to manage all contact with candidates. We hosted a large number of mass interview hiring dates from December 2014 - January 2015. As a result we did not have time to complete updates in the recruitment database. We sent numerous mass emails to all candidates for whom were listed in active application status. If we did not receive a response by the last grouping of mass interviews, candidates were logged as no longer interested on our database. As such please note all positions for the 2014/2015 school year were filled by January 28, 2015. If your position still says "active application" please consider completing an online application for the 2015/2016 school year.  

I applied online for the 2015/2016 school year vacancy but I haven't heard anything yet. What should I do? 
Once you apply online you will receive a notification from our applicant tracking system to confirm receipt. Please do not contact us to verify status as we are working as quickly as possible to review all resumes received. As we begin to review resumes you will receive an email inviting you to contact us to schedule an interview or a notification that you didn't meet the requirements for the position. Please note if you are not selected for an interview you will receive a notification directly from our applicant tracking system. We are here to assist, but will not begin looking at resumes submitted to this vacancy until July 2015.

don't see where to apply.
Click here to apply. Click on Careers at the end of the header row or you can click on "Join Our Team" above the search box.

Can I bring my resume to your office?
No. We only accept resumes that have been submitted online through our recruiting software. If the position is no longer available we will not be able to accept your resume until the next vacancy has opened. We do not accept walk-ins as our office has very structured hours for interviews and processing of new hires.

What is the process to becoming a substitute teacher once I am contacted for an interview?
Click here to see our substitute teacher recruitment process.

What is the pay rate for the substitute position?


  • $70.38/day – Non-degreed (Minimum of 60 credits)
  • $102/day – Degreed (Bachelors or higher)
  • $153/day – Retired PGCPS Teacher (Must provide verification)

Long-term – Begins on the 16th consecutive day for the same teacher in the same assignment. Note: Any requested absence (ie. not a PGCPS holiday or unexpected school closing) during the long-term assignment will result in the pay rate returning to the daily rate of pay.

  • $92.82/day – Non-degreed 
  • $122.40/day – Degreed
  • $178.50/day – Retired PGCPS Teacher 

What is the pay rate for the substitute paraprofessional position?

$10.66 per hour; there is no long-term rate of pay for substitute paraprofessionals.

How would I pick up assignments? 
We use a web-based absence management system called AESOP. It is a very easy system to use to find and fill teacher vacancies all with a few clicks of a button.There is also a phone app that you can download. Substitutes receive a 4-page training manual and can generally figure out how to use the system very easily without additional instruction. All candidates will be offered to attend a training on AESOP and can register to attend if needed.