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Substitute Teachers

14201 School Lane
Room 124
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
Fax No.
Reports To:

Contact Information

Human Resources Employee Services Center
Telephone: 301-780-2191

Apply Now to be a Substitute Teacher!

Apply Now to be a Substitute Teacher!

Applicants passionate about education who desire the 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

Rates for Long-Term Substitute Teachers:

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

Minimum Requirements for Substitute Teacher/Substitute Paraprofessional Positions


A minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college or university and 6-12 months of experience working with children are required.

  • 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/substitute paraprofessional
  • Have adequate and reliable transportation to travel to school assignments on time;
  • Ability to accept jobs via telephone or computer; and
  • Must be able to work forty-five (45) days during the school year.
  • Valid MSDE Certificate required for retired rehire candidates.