Substitute Teaching

  • Join our Team!

    Are you interested in gaining valuable teaching experience while getting paid? Join the Substitute Teaching Program!

    In Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), our people are our greatest resource, including our substitute teachers and the tremendous support they provide to our students, staff members, and schools.  GCPS substitutes play a critical role in our students' education, making a difference in the lives of children every day!

    Substitute Compensation -

    • Substitute Teacher – $130/Day
    • Extended Substitute Teacher – $150/Day (10 or more consecutive days in the same classroom)
    • Substitute Paraprofessional – $85/Day
    • Extended Substitute Paraprofessional – $100/Day (10 or more consecutive days in the same classroom)
    • Substitute Special Education Paraprofessional  - $104/Day (Autism - Level I (Severe), Autism - Level II (Moderate), EBD, MOID, PID, OI)
    • Extended Substitute Special Education Paraprofessional  - $118/Day (10 or more consecutive days in the same classroom)
    • Substitute Custodian - $82/Day
    • Substitute Clinic Worker - $82/Day
    • Substitute Clerical Worker - $82/Day


  • Interested in Substitute Teaching?

    Making a difference in the lives of Gwinnett County students is just one of the reasons our substitute teachers love what they do.  Here are some others:

    • Make connections for future full-time employment opportunities
    • Define your days and hours of availability
    • Control your commute – GCPS substitute teachers have many work locations to choose from
    • Work around your family’s schedule
    • Earn money while working toward a teaching certificate
    • Enjoy retirement and earn part-time income
    • Choose one or both substitute options – digital instruction and in-class instruction.


    How to Apply?

    Substitute applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year.  To join the GCPS Substitute Teaching Program, applicants must:

    • Complete and submit an online application - Minimum Requirement - High School Diploma
    • Provide a current or most recent reference
    • Complete GCPS Substitute Teacher Training Program (if you do not hold a valid or expired professional teaching certificate or if you have not completed a practicum or student teaching in Gwinnett County)

    Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted to attend a Substitute Teacher Orientation.

    Interested in Working as a Substitute Clinic Worker?

    • Complete an online application
    • Provide a current or most recent reference
    • Complete the GCPS Substitute Clinic Training Program

    Applicants with a medical background are preferred.  Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted by the Substitute Management Office.


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  • Join a Winning Team and Make a Difference in the Lives of Students! 

    Gwinnett County Public Schools is hiring individuals to work as part of our substitute team! This involves going out to local schools and providing instruction through an in-person, digital, or hybrid format – you get to choose the assignments that you accept and determine your own schedule!