Become a NYCDOE Substitute Teacher

Date Posted: September 29, 2020

Fellow Educators,

We are writing to you as someone who is engaged in the education field about an immediate opportunity to serve the children of NYC as a substitute teacher in our public schools. The NYC Department of Education (DOE) is now accepting applications for individuals to work as a day to day (Per Diem) substitute teacher. Below is more information about this opportunity. We sincerely hope you will consider taking the next step by completing this Substitute Teacher Interest Survey.

Per Diem Substitute Teachers:

· Per diem substitutes work in schools providing teaching or adding additional on-site assistance for students.

· Substitute teachers are paid $193.47 per day for a 6 hour and 50 minute day.

· Substitutes are expected to be on site for the entire school day and follow the schedule of the school.

· Based on the needs of the individual schools, assignments are available on a day-to day or long-term basis.

· Substitutes use an online system to view and accept assignment opportunities that align with their preferences such as geography and school level.

· New substitutes must complete a series of online workshops prior to employment and are required to have fingerprint clearance with the NYCDOE before any employment commences.

· Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree to be considered.

To Apply to be a Substitute

If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher for the NYC Public Schools, please complete this Substitute Teacher Interest Survey. Once you complete and submit the survey, the DOE will send you a follow up email which will include information on the next steps in the application process.

To Apply to be a Full Time Teacher

If you possess valid teaching certification, you are also welcome to apply for a full time teaching positon. Visit for more information and to apply. Certified teachers may apply to both opportunities – to work as a per diem substitute and to be a full time teacher.

Thank you in advance for your interest in serving NYC public school students.

NYC Department of Education

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