Filling a Critical Need
Chicago Public Schools is now hiring substitute teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. Whether you’re a recent college graduate looking to get on a career path or a retired educator, substitute teaching offers a stable and meaningful job opportunity. Full-time substitute teachers in CPS (three or more days per week) receive long-term school placements, a steady paycheck, full healthcare benefits, paid holidays, and more. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in any field and a substitute teaching license, which takes less than one week to obtain. Substitute teachers may also live outside the city of Chicago.
Looking to land a permanent teaching job in CPS? Substituting provides a clear path into teaching, along with professional development support along the way. Choose a career that offers the full package, while making a difference for Chicago kids.
Fill out the Cadre Substitute Interest Form with some basic information about yourself. If you have a resume, you may attach it to the form.
Obtain your ISBE Substitute Teacher License. For more information, view Step 2 of the substitute teacher instructions below.
Watch our explainer video to find out everything you need to know on how to become a Substitute Teacher in Chicago Public Schools.
Gain your license, apply to CPS, and start substitute teaching.
Apply directly to substitute paraprofessional positions available
Substitute School Positions
Substitute Bus Positions
Substitute Bus Aide
Substitute Bus Monitor