• Opportunity for Short and Long-Term Substitutes

    Substitute teachers are an integral part of the student learning process. We are looking for responsible, compassionate, dedicated individuals who are enthusiastic about teaching and learning. Please see below for steps on how to become a substitute teacher with WCS.

  • How to Become a Substitute Teacher

    1. Submit the online Substitute Teacher application.
    2. Schedule your criminal background fingerprinting and sign the privacy notice. Then, email your fingerprinting date and signed privacy notice to hrsubstitutes@wcs.edu. Please note, there is a cost for the fingerprinting; you can be reimbursed after you work 10 days as a substitute.

    Once we have the above information, including your cleared criminal background check, we will email you next steps in the hiring process (If you would like to begin next steps in advance of this communication, please see below). Please note, it may take up to 10 working days for us to receive your fingerprinting results.

    The next steps will include the following; please submit these documents to hrsubstitutes@wcs.edu.

    • Send this online reference form to two professional references. One reference must be from a former supervisor and neither can be a relative or friend.
    • Submit Official Transcripts. Please provide copies of all official transcripts reflecting your conferred degree and date earned. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted. If not applicable to you, please submit an official high school diploma.
    • Submit Completed STEDI Certificate or Proof of Exemption. For the STEDI course, you can choose Option A, B or Both. Please note, there is a cost for this course; it is not reimbursable. You must pass with a score of 85% or higher to serve as a substitute with the District.

    STEDI Exemption List

    If you qualify for one of the exemptions listed below, please email your official proof of that exemption to hrsubstitutes@wcs.edu.

    • Have a current/active teaching license from any state
    • Are currently enrolled in a teaching preparation master’s program in Education
    • Have an expired teaching license from any state that expired within the last 10 years
    • Have completed 90 or more semester college credit hours in a teaching preparation program within the last three years
    • Have completed student teaching within the last three years
    • Former Williamson County Schools teacher assistants who have worked a minimum of 60 days within the last three years and left in good standing