Teacher Contract Database

Results

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Custom report. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=8318148
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Substitute teacher licensing requirements

When there are multiple options (e.g., no license for daily subs but license for long-term sub), graph reflects the minimum requirement. The "other" category captures districts that acknowledge state law or that require a training program.
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Methodology for Substitute teacher licensing requirements

When NCTQ has documentation about requirements to become a substitute teacher and a license is not mentioned, NCTQ's response here is a "no".

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

A New Mexico Substitute Teaching license

89,788 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

No

66,854 87%

Alpine School District

UT

No

81,715 16%

Anchorage School District

AK

Long-term substitutes: a State of Alaska teaching certificate; Daily substitutes: no license required

46,115 19%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

No

83,300 32%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Limited 2 year short call substitute license or Standard Five-Year Short Call Substitute license

38,802 32%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

No

59,900 73%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

No

52,377 75%

Austin Independent School District

TX

No

80,032 53%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

79,297 100%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

No

113,814 50%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Daily substitutes: no license required; Long-term substitutes (30+ days same assignment): a valid Montana teaching license

16,958 36%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Either a North Dakota Teaching License or an Interim Sub License

13,197 23%

Boston Public Schools

MA

No

51,433 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

None

73,734 49%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

No

270,978 60%

Burlington School District

VT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

3,834 46%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

30 Day Emergency Permit or a California Teaching Credential

47,135 25%

Charleston County School District

SC

Long-term substitutes (10+ days same assignment): teaching license; Daily substitutes: no license required

49,769 57%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

No

147,638 58%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

A Colorado Teaching License (professional, initial, interim, or substitute)

55,839 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

No

61,552 36%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

An Illinois State Board of Education Substitute Teacher License

358,453 78%

Clark County School District

NV

A Nevada Substitute Teaching License, in accordance with state law.

330,225 69%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

No

54,840 93%

Cobb County School District

GA

No for positions lasting 10 days or less

111,854 41%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Yes

48,925 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

No

62,837 40%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Teaching license

52,877 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Teaching License or an Effective Teacher Training Certificate (earned from taking classes for the Effective Teacher Training)

50,879 76%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

No

116,512 54%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

No

155,119 86%

Davis School District

UT

No

74,289 19%

DeKalb County School District

GA

No

99,166 73%

Denver Public Schools

CO

A 3-year substitute authorization, Initial or Professional License, or a 5-year substitute authorization

92,039 65%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Iowa Teaching License

33,167 78%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

34,392 52%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Day-to day substitutes: no license required; Long-term/vacancy substitutes: teaching license

49,534 86%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

No

48,568 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

A current 3 or 5 year Substitute Authorization or a Colorado teaching license

67,591 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

No

130,229 51%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

No

57,315 75%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

An emergency 30-day substitute teaching permit (if substititute does not hold a valid California teaching credential)

62,865 54%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

No

187,797 29%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

No

76,122 43%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Substitute permit

29,404 61%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

No

84,510 86%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

California teaching credential or substitute teacher permit

71,126 87%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

No

60,182 13%

Fulton County Schools

GA

No (see footnote)

94,491 44%

Garland Independent School District

TX

No

55,987 65%

Granite School District

UT

No

66,767

Greenville County Schools

SC

No; however, long-term substitutes are required to have a South Carolina teaching certificate

76,158 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

No

72,950 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

No (see footnote)

179,758 53%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Yes

181,278 46%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

No

51,523 46%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

No

220,252 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

No

209,772 80%

Howard County Public School System

MD

No

57,907 19%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

A Colorado Substitute Teacher Authorization or Colorado teaching license

84,631 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

A Kentucky teaching license or an Emergency Teaching Certificate.

97,936 56%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,254 61%

Jordan School District

UT

No

56,176 21%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

No

25,764 51%

Katy Independent School District

TX

No

79,913 31%

Klein Independent School District

TX

No

53,328 45%

Knox County Schools

TN

No

60,854 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

A Substitute Permit or a Wyoming Teacher Certification

1,051 37%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

No

52,218 35%

Little Rock School District

AR

No

23,368 72%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

No

72,661 68%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

An emergency 30-day substitute teaching permit

492,842 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

No

81,906 18%

Manchester School District

NH

No

13,452 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Arizona teaching credential or substitute certificate.

62,981 55%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

No

84,667 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

No

350,434 69%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

75,431 77%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

A substitute teacher license

53,967 70%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

No

162,680 33%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

District acknowledges state law

20,180 71%

New York City Department of Education

NY

No

922,935 72%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

A valid substitute teaching credential issued by the Executive County Superintendent

35,665 74%

North East Independent School District

TX

No

65,186 48%

Northside Independent School District

TX

No

106,501 49%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

A 30-day Substitute Permit

36,373 73%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

No

37,530 85%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Local Substitute Permit, in accordance with state law

53,194 72%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

No

209,089 52%

Osceola County School District

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

68,554 44%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

No

53,291 86%

Pasco County Schools

FL

No

75,048 54%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

No

100,948 50%

Plano Independent School District

TX

No

53,057 32%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

No

105,648 52%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

No

6,764 52%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Oregon teaching license

46,924 36%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

No

132,657 66%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

No

90,843 42%

Providence Public School District

RI

No

23,699 85%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,414 43%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

No

48,745 90%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

District acknowledges state law

48,769 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

A California teaching credential

102,884 58%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

30-day substitute permit

52,417 53%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

A teaching credential or 30-day substitute permit

46,923 84%

School District of Lee County

FL

No

94,410 49%

School District of Manatee County

FL

No license

49,301 52%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

District acknowledges Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules

194,172 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

No

128,647 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

Washington State Substitute Teaching Certificate

55,271 31%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

A Florida Educator's Certificate or Seminole Substitute Certificate

68,269 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Long-term substitutes (more than 20 consecutive days) must have a teaching license; Daily substitutes working 1-19 days are not required to have a license

112,125 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

No

24,968 44%

Springfield Public School District, MO

MO

A substitute teaching certificate

25,641 55%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

No

68,624 39%

Volusia County Schools

FL

No

63,223 64%

Wake County School District

NC

No

161,784 33%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

A substitute or teacher license

67,113 46%

West Ada School District

ID

No

40,205 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Kansas Teaching license - either a regular teaching, initial, exchange, standard substitute, or emergency substitute license

48,916 77%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

No

54,707 61%