Contact for Substitutes
Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute teacher! Below you will find all of the necessary information for becoming a substitute teacher in Marion County.
1. High School Diploma AND Five (5) years of verifiable work experience (Must be a letter on company letterhead); OR an AA/AS degree or 60 college semester hours.
2. Certified full-time teacher OR Certificates of Completion of The Sub Hub Training Program.
3. Complete an online application and submit all documents as required; Drivers license, Social Security Card and any other documents as required.
Effective July 1, 2004, substitute “candidates who have no prior teaching experience, as determined by the employing school district, must complete an additional training program that includes classroom management skills and instructional strategies (FL Statute 1012.35).”
The district has an on-line training option, The Sub Hub Training Program, for potential substitutes to comply with the statutory requirement. Candidates logon to The Sub Hub at www.thesub-hub.com. Candidates register and pay the $20 training cost online. Once the 5 Sub Hub courses are completed, the candidate should print and send the copies of the certificates of completion to the Employment Service Division where the certificates are placed in the applicant’s file.
Complete the Online Instructional Application
Once all of the above have been turned in to the Employment Service Division, the references will be verified and then prospective candidates will be contacted by Employment Services to schedule a New Hire Session.
At the New Hire Session, prospective candidates will be required to pay an up-front fee of $119 to be fingerprinted and run a background check. The form of payment for this fee can be paid by cash, check or debit card/credit card.
After the New Hire Session, prospective substitutes will be scheduled for a six (6) hour New Hire Orientation that will include important information about substituting in Marion County, training on how to use the new automated Substitute Calling System (SCS), and an in service training.
There are three (3) categories of substitute teachers. They include:
DAILY or REGULAR SUBSTITUTES
Substitutes are paid on a daily basis as needed at a rate of $70.00 per day with no benefits.
CONTINUOUS OR CONTINUING SUBSTITUTES
Continuous or Continuing Substitutes are also on the district-approved list and must substitute for 10 or more continuous days for the same teacher. The individual will be paid at a rate of $85.00 per day with no benefits. The school principal must submit a “Request to Hire a Continuous Substitute” form to Employment Services Division for approval prior to being paid at the $85.00 per day rate. A minimum of 60 semester hours of college academic credits or an Associates Degree are required to be eligible for Continuous Substitute pay.
Certified Substitutes are approved as long term subs (generally a semester or more) and will require district administrator approval prior to receiving the rate of $100.00 per day (no benefits). To be eligible for Certified Substitute pay, the individual must hold a bachelors degree and be either a certified teacher, or eligible for a certificate.
Substitute Calling System (SCS)
DOE - Bureau of Educator Certification
DOE- Testing Agency
For availability of online tests and pass/fail results
DOE- Student Financial Aid
For critical shortage area financial aid information
CFCC University Center
American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence
Time to Teach: Achieving FL Teacher Certification