Substitute/Temporary Positions

  • Where can I apply for a Substitute Teacher/Teacher Assistant position with AACPS?

    To apply for a Substitute Teacher/Teacher Assistant position please click the following link: Temporary Substitute Teacher/Teacher Assistant

    When can I apply for a Substitute Teacher/Teacher Assistant position with AACPS?

    The Substitute Teacher/Teacher Assistant application is open from the 1st through the 15th of each month September through May of each school year.

    What are the qualifications to be a substitute teacher?

    Candidates are selected for hire based on the following criteria:

    Minimum of 48 college credits (level of highest education determines pay rate)

    Favorable results of your Substitute Interview (after a completed application is submitted, you will receive an electronic invite to a Substitute Interview Fair)

    Strong written and verbal communication skills

    Background Check (conducted by an agency designated by AACPS) 

    Can I upload a copy of an unofficial transcript?

    Yes.  However, you must have an official transcript sent to us directly from your college or university before your application will move forward.


    Will the Substitute Office accept a paper copy or email submission of my official transcript?

    Yes, we accept both. Official transcripts should be sent to us directly from the educational institutions by mail or by electronic submission.  If the documents were sent directly to you, you may hand deliver them or mail them to us in the original sealed envelope. 


    What if I am having trouble uploading attachments or I don’t have a scanner?

    Scanners are available at most public libraries or office supply stores. Applicants are responsible for completion of the application requirements. 

    How do I know if my application is complete?

    Your application is complete when:

    • You have completed and submitted an online application. 
    • You have attended a Substitute Interview Fair.
    • We have received a copy of an official college or university transcript showing a minimum of 48 college credits.

    * Your application is complete once all the above criteria have been met.


    My application is submitted and is now complete. When will I hear from AACPS?

    We make every effort to frequently review applications. We ask that you allow at least 10 business days to receive response for next steps.

    What if my application is not selected?

    If your application is not selected, most likely it is because you did not meet the requirements. Your Application Status will be changed to “Application Considered”.

    What if I am already employed with AACPS in another capacity?

    You must still apply to the Substitute position and provide an official transcript (if you have never submitted one).

    What happens if I am selected as a sub?

    Once your application is received and reviewed, your Application Status will be changed to “Substitute Interview Invite” and you will receive an email inviting you to a Substitute Interview Fair.

    Following the completion of a favorable interview, your Application Status will be changed to “Substitute Processing Scheduled – See email”. You will receive an email titled “Substitute Temporary Offer Details” with a scheduled date for orientation and processing. Orientations are approximately 3 to 3.5 hours in length. You are expected to remain for the entire session.

    Do I have to be fingerprinted even if I have been fingerprinted by another agency?

    Yes, all new employees must be fingerprinted. The fee for fingerprinting is $57.00.


    When will I be able to begin substituting?

    Newly hired substitute teachers will be able to search for and accept jobs approximately 7-10 days after being hired. *This time frame could be longer during our peak hiring seasons for other positions.

    How often will I have to substitute to remain active?

    You are expected to accept jobs regularly as a substitute teacher. We require 10 days per school year (5 days per semester).

    What is the pay for substitute teachers?




    Education Level


    Up to 10 days


    Long term 11+ days*




    Associates or Non-Degree (48+ college credits)


    $85.75 (full day)

    $42.88 (half day)




    Bachelor’s Degree or Higher


    $100.00 (full day)

    $50.00 (half day)


    $130.00 (full day)

    $65.00 (half day)


    Teacher Assistant/ ParaEducator


    All Education Levels


    $75.65 (full day)

    $37.80 (half day)


    $85.75 (full day)

    42.88 (half day)


    *Long Term Rate (Teacher or Teacher Assistant assignments running for 11 days or more. The substitute must work 11 consecutive days in the same position to retain the long term pay rate which starts on day one of the assignment).

     Am I eligible for benefits or paid leave as a substitute teacher?

    Currently, Substitute Teachers are eligible for paid leave. For details, go to the following page: or click