Florida Substitute Teaching

People become substitute teachers in Florida for a variety of reasons. The reason most often stated is to gain experience en route to becoming a full-time Florida teacher. However, many retirees find joy and purpose in being substitute teachers as well.

Whatever your reasons, substitute teaching is a highly rewarding and flexible job, whether you're interested in a future career as an educator or are simply looking for part-time work.

If want to substitute teach in Florida on your way to becoming a teacher, learn about Florida teacher certification requirements now to avoid future road blocks and shorten the length of time it takes to get certified.

The following links contain key information on becoming a certified Florida teacher:

Also, learn more about the educational environment in Florida and what it is like to become a teacher in the Sunshine State.

How to Become a Substitute Teacher in Florida:

Complete the following steps to become a substitute teacher in Florida:

  • You will first need to decide what school district you want to sub in. Choose from a list of Florida school districts.
  • Search your school district's website for its substitute teacher certification application.
  • The application for each school district will provide you with instructions on how and where to conduct a criminal background check, what application fees you need to pay, and where to send your completed application.
  • If you are having difficulty finding an application or substitute teaching information, find the school district's contact information on their website, and call or email. It is their job to help you learn about the process of becoming a substitute teacher in Florida.


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