Substitute Teachers Q&A

How does the hiring process work?
  1. Apply here, and we will review your application. We will reach out to schedule an interview.
  2. After the interview, we will conduct a background check and ask you about your degrees, references, training, accreditations, and other information.
  3. Once you’ve accepted our job offer, we will ask you to fill out some paperwork.
  4. Congratulations on joining the team! We’ll train you on the process and give you access to our employment management system to get started.
If I was previously employed with a school district that is transitioning to Teachers Now, do I need to complete the entire application process again?

Yes, since we are a different company, you will have to apply again. However, we offer an expedited hiring process for applicants who were previously employed with our partner school districts to make the transition as seamless as possible.

Are substitutes hired by the district or by Teachers Now?

All substitutes are formally employed and paid by Teachers Now. You will receive assignment opportunities from Teachers Now. However, substitutes are expected to take directions from the on-site staff while at a school.

Do I need a teaching license to be a substitute?

It is not a requirement to have a teaching license. All of our teaching positions require an associate degree at a minimum, and/or 60+ hours of college credit.

Does Teachers Now hire year-round?

Yes! We do the majority of our hiring during the traditional school year, when substitutes are most needed. However, summer applicants will be ready to substitute teach when school starts in the fall, so we encourage you to apply at any times!

Does Teachers Now require me to work a set number of days or hours?

Yes, we require a minimum of 3 days per semester.

If I am employed with Teachers Now, can I work with other schools, districts or companies?

Yes, you can. Our goal is to empower you and help you advance your career. You won’t be under contract, and we encourage you to find the best fit for you.

What types of assignments are available?

Permanent Substitute Teacher, Short-Term Substitute Teacher, Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Paraprofessional Substitute, Custodial Substitute Worker and Food Service Substitute Worker. Visit our Open Positions page for complete job descriptions.

What type of benefits does Teachers Now offer?

We offer semi-monthly pay, bonuses, an employee assistance program and professional development opportunities.

What if a school/district wants to hire me?

We enjoy introducing talented substitutes to our partner schools. Since Teachers Now employees are not under contract, they are eligible for hire at any time. Please contact us when you are hired so we can help with the transition process.

How much are Teachers Now substitutes paid?

Pay varies by region and usually reflects the pay structure of that region. Licensed teachers with bachelor’s degrees may be eligible for higher rates.