• How to Become a Substitute Teacher


    Thank you for your interest in substitute teaching in our district.


    The first step is to complete an online substitute teacher application and apply for a substitute position.

    Columbus ISD’s policy on substitute teaching is that if you are not a certified teacher you must complete 
    STEDI’s Online Substitute Teaching training course.


    If you are not a certified teacher, you will need to register for the SubSkills Online Training Package (Basic Option A), and take the online training class. The cost of the training is $39.95. You will have access to the training once your fees have been paid.


    You must receive 80% or higher on your final assessment. This training is as a screening tool for substitute applicants. The course typically takes about 9 hours to complete. You have the ability to start and stop the training if needed. Certified teachers are not required to take the online training class. Currently enrolled alternative teaching certification program applicants are required to take the online class.


    You will be contacted via email once your application has been reviewed.


    The following documents will be requested at the time of your interview:

    • Two forms of identification to complete the I-9
    • Official College Transcript or High School Diploma
    • Voided check for direct deposit
    • Teaching Certification or Sub Diploma (assessment-80% or better)

    • Two reference letters