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Substitute Teacher Application Requirements

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If you are interested in Substitute Teaching and meet the minimum requirements listed below, please complete the online application process as outlined. If you have questions, please call the Substitute Office at 301-934-7233 between the hours of 6:30am and 2:30pm.

Substitute Teacher Rates of Pay as of 7/1/2023

Daily hourly Rates


Long-term Hourly Rates

  • Non-degreed:  $16.25 
  • Bachelor's Degree:  $21.00
  • Retired Teacher:  $24.50
  • Non-degreed:  $20.25 
  • Bachelor's Degree:  $28.00
  • Retired Teacher:  $34.00

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for Substitute Teaching in Charles County Public Schools:

  • At least 18 years of age; (candidates must be out of High School for at least 2 years in order to substitute at Middle and High Schools).
  • Must have High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Documentation of highest degree obtained.  Official transcripts are required for college degrees.

Online Application Process

  • Complete the online application using the link below. Paper applications are not accepted.
    Online Application
  • Under “Careers” find the posting for “Substitute Teacher”.

  • Provide information for at least three professional references (family members cannot be used as references) including email addresses. At least one of the references must be from a current or former supervisor. Reference forms are submitted electronically.

Hiring Process

Once you have three acceptable references who have responded to the surveys you may be eligible to attend a Substitute Teacher Orientation after verification of the references. All Substitute Teachers must complete the 4.5-hour orientation course. There is no compensation for attending the orientation class and once you have completed the training and successfully completed an assessment you will be contacted to complete new hire paperwork and get fingerprinted. There will be a $25.00 processing fee which must be paid at the time of your fingerprint appointment.

Substitute Teacher Application Requirements