Substitute Teacher Information
Below, we've provided Seminole County Public Schools' (SCPS) substitute teacher qualifications, certification requirements, salary and other important information regarding this position.
To qualify for substitute teaching, a person shall provide a High School Diploma and be at least eighteen (18) years of age for issuance of a Seminole County Substitute Certificate. If, after one year, you have not worked as a substitute, re-fingerprinting will be required.
Effective July 1, 2010 digital finger printing fees with a five year retention period will increase to $81.25. This fee is non-refundable!
Substitute teachers shall be eligible for or hold a valid Seminole County Substitute Certificate or a Florida Educator’s Certificate and have it registered at the District office.
A substitute teacher’s salary shall be in accordance with the salary schedule adopted by the School Board, provided, however, a substitute teacher who:
- Remains in a position for more than ten (10) days and holds a Bachelor’s or higher degree shall be paid beginning the eleventh day and thereafter at the daily rate for the verified degree level without credit for experience.
- Remains in a position for more than ten (10) days and does not hold or has not verified a Bachelor’s or higher degree shall be paid at the constant daily rate.
- Is assigned in advance to a position for more than ten (10) days, shall be paid on the first day at the daily rate for the verified degree level without credit for experience.
|Type of Certificate||Full Day Rate||One-Half Day Rate|
|Florida/District Substitute Certificate||$64.82||$42.41|
|Florida/District Certificate Rank III/Bachelor’s Degree||$79.31||$49.65|
|Florida/District Certificate Rank II/Master’s Degree||$84.56||$52.28|
|SCPS Teacher: Retired/On leave/Job Sharing||$95.13||$57.56|
|Instructional Substitutes in SED, TMH, PMH, Autistic, PreK ESE||$84.56||$52.28|
|Paraprofessional Substitute for ESE||$84.83||$42.41|
|PreK Facilitator Substitute||$99.60||$49.80|
|PreK paraprofessional Substitute||$82.58||$41.29|
A substitute teacher shall possess or be eligible for a certificate prescribed in Subsection (2) herein to be employed for ten (10) or more consecutive days; provided, however, employment for thirty (30) or more consecutive days shall require the substitute teacher to hold a valid Florida Educator’s Certificate or Bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in the area of the teaching assignment or be ELIGIBLE (application on file at the Department of Education) for a State issued teaching certificate.
A substitute teacher may renew a Seminole County Substitute Certificate by allowing an inquiry into his/her criminal history and maintaining a valid SCPS Substitute Teacher Certificate or a valid Florida Educator's Certificate.
|Sub Type||Salary||Benefits||Certification Required|
|Substitute teacher employed daily cannot exceed thirty continuous work days||Based on Rank||None (only Medicare)||Substitute Certificate, Temporary Certificate, or Professional Certificate|
|Long-Term Substitute Teacher, employed for a period of time greater than thirty days but less than 99 days||Based on Rank of Certificate||None (only Medicare)||Substitute Certificate, Temporary Certificate, or Professional Certificate and prior teaching experience (Bachelor’s or higher degree major in area assigned to teach)|
|As-Needed Teacher, employed for 99 days or greater||Based on T-Base Negotiated Contract||Full Benefits||Temporary Certificate, or Professional Certificate|
To apply to become a substitute, click here for Careers page. Follow directions and apply to the continuous job opening for a Substitute Teacher. You will be notified via email of your current status and next steps to complete.