Substitute Teaching

  • Opportunities Available NOW!

    Are you interested in gaining valuable teaching experience while getting paid? Join the Substitute Teaching Program!  

    Apply Now!

  • Interested in Substitute Teaching?


    Making a difference in the lives of Gwinnett County students is just one of the reasons our substitute teachers love what they do.  Here are some others:

    • Make connections for future full-time employment opportunities
    • Define your days and hours of availability
    • Control your commute – GCPS substitute teachers have many work locations to choose from
    • Work around your family’s schedule
    • Earn money while working toward a teaching certificate
    • Enjoy retirement and earn part-time income
    • Choose one or both substitute options – digital instruction and in-class instruction

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    How to Apply?


    Substitute applications are accepted on an on-going basis throughout the year.  To join the GCPS Substitute Teaching Program, applicants must:

    • Complete and submit an online application
    • Provide a current or most recent reference
    • Provide college diploma or transcripts showing completion of at least  60 semester or 90 quarter hours from a regionally-accredited college or university
    • Complete GCPS Substitute Teacher Training Program (if you do not hold a valid or expired professional teaching certificate or if you have not completed a practicum or student teaching in Gwinnett County)

    Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted to attend Substitute Teacher Orientation.

    Interested in Working as a Substitute Paraprofessional in Special Education?

    • Complete online application
    • Provide a current or most recent reference
    • Complete the GCPS Substitute Paraprofessional Training Program

    Substitute Compensation

    • Substitute Teacher – $98/Day for the duration of the pandemic
    • Extended Teaching Substitute – $108/Day for the duration of the pandemic (10 or more consecutive days in the same classroom)
    • Substitute Paraprofessional – $66/Day
    • Extended Substitute Paraprofessional – $78/Day (10 or more consecutive days in the same classroom)
    • Substitute Paraprofessional  - $82/Day (Autism - Level I (Severe), Autism - Level II (Moderate), EBD, MOID, PID, OI)
    • Extended Substitute Paraprofessional  - $93/Day (10 or more consecutive days in the same classroom)
    • On-Call Teaching Substitute - $120/Day

    Be the Substitute Teacher Students Remember!

  • Interested in Working as a Substitute Paraprofessional in Special Education?

    • Complete online application
    • Provide a current or most recent reference
    • Complete the GCPS Substitute Paraprofessional Training Program
  • Interested in Working as a Substitute Clinic Worker?

    • Complete an online application
    • Provide a current or most recent reference
    • Complete the GCPS Substitute Clinic Training Program

    Applicants with a medical background are preferred.  Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted by the Substitute Management Office.

  • Substitute Compensation

    • Substitute Teacher – $98/Day for the duration of the pandemic
    • Extended Teaching Substitute – $108/Day for the duration of the pandemic (10 or more consecutive days in the same classroom)
    • Substitute Paraprofessional – $66/Day
    • Extended Substitute Paraprofessional – $78/Day (10 or more consecutive days in the same classroom)
    • Substitute Paraprofessional  - $82/Day (Autism - Level I (Severe), Autism - Level II (Moderate), EBD, MOID, PID, OI)
    • Extended Substitute Paraprofessional  - $93/Day (10 or more consecutive days in the same classroom)
    • On-Call Teaching Substitute - $120/Day

    Be the Substitute Teacher Students Remember!

    Apply Now!

  • Join a Winning Team and Make a Difference in the Lives of Students! 

    Gwinnett County Public Schools is hiring individuals with two or more years of college to work as part of our substitute team! This involves going out to local schools and providing instruction through an in-person, digital, or hybrid format – you get to choose the assignments that you accept and determine your own schedule! Daily rates range from $98/day to $120/day.  
    Check out GCPS' Virtual Substitute Job Fairs