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Substitute teaching openings

Substitute teachers, teaching assistants and nurses are in high-demand, and needed on an ongoing basis.


  • Each district looks at applications on a case-by-case basis
  • Substitute teachers must have proof of 60 college credits, an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, license or certification, depending on the school district.
  • Teaching assistants need proof of a high school diploma, a GED diploma, AAS diploma or a New York State Teaching Assistant Certificate, depending on the district.
  • Nurses must have an RN and/or LPN license and current CPR training.

    Did You Know?

    • Instructional substitutes have access to the teacher’s retirement system.
    • Substitute positions can lead to permanent placements…take the first step!
    • Substitutes earn a competitive salary (retired teacher from district – $125 per diem; four-year degree or teacher certification – $120 per diem; two-year degree or a matriculating college junior – $100 per diem).
    • Long-term substitute assignments are often available.
    • Substitutes can base their assignments on grade-level and area of expertise preferences.

    Apply to become a substitute through Capital Region BOCES.

    Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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