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Substitute Teacher Opportunities

Applicants passionate about education who desire flexibility to customize their work schedule and choose their desired school location and grade level can view Substitute vacancies.

Substitute Teacher Compensation Rates:

  • Substitute Teacher - $150.00 daily
  • PGCPS Retire Rehire (Valid MSDE Certificate Required)- $175.50 daily
  • Substitute Paraprofessional - $15.00 hourly

Long Term Rates:

  • Substitute Teacher - $213.75 daily
  • PGCPS Retire Rehire (Valid MSDE Certificate Required)- $232.50 daily

Minimum requirements for a substitute teacher/paraprofessional positions


A minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college or university is required, as well as 6-12 months of experience working with children.

  • Some knowledge of the teaching and learning process is preferred;
  • Possess problem-solving skills, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and analytical abilities;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Possess the ability to plan appropriate educational activities for students when there are no plans available or when assigned because of an emergency;
  • Ability to successfully work with diverse populations;
  • Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education;
  • Ability to utilize technology for Distance Learning (personal computer, email, internet, etc.);
  • Ability to work effectively with students, parents, administrators, colleagues, community, and other school system staff;
  • Be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities of a substitute teacher;
  • Have adequate and reliable transportation to travel to school assignments on time;
  • Ability to accept jobs via telephone or computer;
  • Must be able to work forty-five (45) days during the school year.
  • Valid MSDE Certificate Required for retired rehire candidates.

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Can I bring my resume to your office?

No. We only accept resumes 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 opens. We do not accept walk-ins, as our office has very structured hours for interviews and the processing of new hires.

How would I obtain assignments? 

We use Frontline Absence Management (FAM), a web-based absence management system. It is very easy to find and fill teacher vacancies, all with a few clicks of a button. All candidates will be offered to attend a training session on FAM and can register to attend if needed.