Welcome to the Substitute Teacher Homepage

  • Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute teacher for the Houston Independent School District. As a district, we strive to be the premier source of providing quality substitute teachers who are effective leaders in the classroom. As a substitute teacher, you play a vital role in students' learning, given that you will help continue the efficiency of our school’s academics in the event that a teacher is absent. Because we are the largest and the most diverse district in Texas, as a substitute teacher, you will have the opportunity to work with students from many different cultural backgrounds and network with principals and teachers. If you have a passion for working with children, we encourage you to apply!

    Substitute Teacher Expectations

    • To be considered for the substitute teacher role, an applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree or have earned at a minimum of 48 college hours.
    • Hiring is conditional upon passing all stages and completion of training/orientation. Applicants rejected at any stage in the process are ineligible for Substitute Teacher employment for the school year for which they are applying.
    • Additional employment expectations will be shared during your Pre-Hire and Orientation session.
    • This position does not provide visa/citizen sponsorship. 

    Upon successful completion of training/orientation, Substitute Teachers are subject to additional employment expectations, including but not limited to:
    • Actively work a minimum of eight (8) days per month.
    • Follow the directives of the principal or designee. These may include morning, lunch, and dismissal duties. You may also be required to work during the teacher’s planning period.

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