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    How to Become A Substitute 

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a Substitute employee with Atlanta Public Schools!

    Atlanta Public Schools requires the best-qualified teaching and non-teaching substitutes to serve our students. Continuity in the learning process is supported via the placement of substitute employees during absences of the regular employee.

     

    Position Type

    Rate of Pay per Day

    Minimum Education Requirement

    Certified Substitute Teacher

    $114.98

     VALID GA Teacher Certification

    NON-Certified Substitute

    $90.00

    (1) Bachelor's degree or above AND

    (2) STEDI Sub Diploma  OR Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

    Substitute Professional

    $82.05

    (1) High School Diploma or above AND

    (2) STEDI Sub Diploma  OR Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

    Certified Long Term Substitute Teacher

    $140.00

    (1) Must have a valid in-field teaching certificate that matches the certification of the position the substitute is filling.

    (2) Work 20 or more consecutive days in the same teacher position (Paraprofessional jobs are NOT included),

    (3) All the days are entered into Frontline (without a break in service).

    The below categories are for extended leave replacement and vacant positions only. Requires PRIOR HR authorization.

    Long Term Substitute Assistant Principal

    $261.00

    VALID GA Leadership Certification

    Long Term Substitute Principal

    $360.98

    VALID GA Leadership Certification

     

     

    ELIGIBILITY DETAILS:

    • Eligibility for renewal each year is met by completing the minimum work requirement established by Substitute Services and by adhering to Board policy and procedures.
    • Substitutes work on an on-call, as needed basis, with reasonable assurance to work during the current school year.
    • Substitute work is not guaranteed for any APS holiday or vacation period.

    ***Substitute applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Please click HERE to see Substitute Job Postings.  


    SUBSTITUTE CATEGORY REQUIREMENT DETAILS:

    Certified Substitute Teacher

    • $114.98 per day
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
    • Valid, professional Georgia teaching certificate
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to comprehend and follow directives

    Non-Certified Substitute Teacher:

    • $90.00 per day
    • Minimum of an Bachelor's Degree or above from a regionally accredited college or university or a PSC approved institution.
    • Training requirement
      • Satisfy via one of the following methods:  
        • Online Substitute Training Course ($39.95 fee) with a composite passing score of at least 80% OR
        • Expired, professional Georgia teaching certificate OR
        • Valid or expired, Georgia paraprofessional certificate
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to comprehend and follow directives

     Substitute Paraprofessional:

    • $82.05 per day
    • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Training requirement
      • Satisfy via one of the following methods:
        • Online Substitute Training Course ($39.95 fee) with a composite passing score of at least 80% OR
        • Valid or expired, professional Georgia teaching certificate OR
        • Valid or expired, Georgia paraprofessional certificate
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to comprehend and follow directives

    Substitute Pre-K Teacher:

    • $82.00 per day
    • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • Training requirement
      • Satisfy via one of the following methods:
        • Online Substitute Training Course ($39.95 fee) with a composite passing score of at least 80% OR
        • Valid or expired, professional Georgia teaching certificate OR
        • Valid or expired, Georgia paraprofessional certificate
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to comprehend and follow directives

     Substitute Pre-K Assistant:

    • $82.05 per day
    • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Training requirement
      • Satisfy via one of the following methods:
        • Online Substitute Training Course ($39.95 fee) with a composite passing score of at least 80% OR
        • Valid or expired, professional Georgia teaching certificate OR
        • Valid or expired, Georgia paraprofessional certificate
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to comprehend and follow directives 

     


    Long Term Requirements:

    Certified Substitute: an individual who serves in lieu of an absent teacher, or fills a classroom vacancy and possesses a valid in-field Georgia teaching certificate.  For the 2014-2015 school year, the rate of pay per day is $114.98, effective January 5, 2015.  A copy of the valid Georgia certificate must be on file in Human Resources in order to receive pay as a certified substitute. An in-field certified assignment may continue until the vacancy has been officially filled by Human Resource Services. 

    The rate of pay will automatically change if the following criteria is met:

    1. Work 19 or more consecutive days in the same position.
    2. All the days are entered into AESOP & Kronos.
    3. Must have a valid in-field teaching certificate.  

    The pay will retroactive back to the 1st day the assignment began. Pay will be included as an additional amount on your check.


     

    DETAILED APPLICATION PROCESS:

    SubAppProcess

    Click HERE for more information on the Online Substitute Training Course


     

    Hiring Process Steps

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     Who to contact? 
     
     

    Substitute Services                                 

    substituteservices@atlanta.k12.ga.us