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Becoming a Substitute Teacher

Substitute teachers play a crucial role in maintaining the academic progress of the students enrolled in Springfield Public Schools. During the school day, substitute teachers create an appropriate atmosphere to facilitate students’ learning and ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the students. In addition, substitute teachers are expected to perform other related duties as assigned by the building administrator(s), in accordance with the school/division policies and practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate of Arts or Science Degree or higher, or
  • 30 undergraduate college credits, AND
  • Willingness to work at least three days per week

Substitute Teacher Pay Rates


Substitute Teacher Type Daily Pay Rate
New Day-To-Day $132.60
45+ Day-To-Day $156.02
Zone Cluster  $187.23


SmartFind Express
Substitute teachers in Springfield Public Schools use SmartFind Express for assignments.  Please click here to access SFE.

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