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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Substitute Teacher with Pinellas County Schools.

THE PROCESS FOR BECOMING A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER:

  • Successfully complete the online application including complete life/work history from high school until present
  • Provide two current professional  references within the current year utilizing the email option on the application
  • Provide transcripts and certificates (if any)  with the application
  • Successfully complete the Substitute Teaching Training Program that is specified for your level or position. (Applicants will be contacted and scheduled to complete the specific training.  There is no charge for the training and there is no compensation provided.)

Special Qualifications for Becoming a Substitute Teacher:

Pinellas County Schools has 3 levels of substitute teachers. Please note the special qualifications and requirements of each:

Level 1 (Associate’s Substitute) --
Requires an associate of arts (AA) degree or 60 college credits or an associate of science (AS) degree from an accredited college or university.  The Level 1 substitute must successfully complete a 3-day Substitute Teacher Workshop.  The Substitute Teacher Workshop is provided through the district at no cost to the participants. Level 1 substitute teachers will be able to be a substitute teacher at all grade levels and will be able to apply for onsite substitute teaching opportunities.

Level 2 (Bachelor’s Substitute) --
Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  The Level 2 substitute must successfully complete a 3-day Substitute Teacher Workshop. The Substitute Teacher Workshop is provided through the district at no cost to the participants. The Level 2 substitute teacher will be able to substitute teach at all grade levels and they will be able to apply for onsite substitute teaching opportunities.

Level 3 (Certified Substitute) --
Requires a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university and a valid teaching certificate from the state of Florida or another state for which Florida has reciprocity. The Level 3 substitute must complete a 1-day Substitute Teacher Orientation or an 3-day Substitute Teacher Workshop depending on level of experience. The Substitute Teacher Orientation is provided through the district at no cost to the participants.  Level 3 substitute teachers will be able to substitute teach at all grade levels and will be able to apply for onsite substitute teaching positions, long-term substitute teaching positions, and co-teacher positions.

Substitutes Must Be Able To:

  • Work a minimum of four (4) jobs per month
  • Work a minimum of two (2) Mondays or Fridays per month
  • Maintain the physical and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of a substitute teacher
  • Have adequate and reliable transportation to get to assignments on time
  • Be available to accept jobs at the time the application process is completed

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