Personnel Services

Substitute Teacher Information

  • The substitute teacher list is currently open to those holding a Colorado Teacher License, 5-year Substitute Authorization, or 3-year Substitute Authorization only. 

    Thank you for your interest in substitute teaching in our district. To become a Substitute Teacher, you must:

    1. Have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.
    2. Hold a current Colorado Educator License, 5-yr or 3-yr Sub Authorization.
    3. Complete a Lewis-Palmer School District #38 substitute application.

    Having been a teacher in Colorado previously, or having been a teacher in another state will allow you eligibility for a 5-year Substitute Authorization issued by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). Having a Bachelor's degree in any field will allow you eligibility for a 3-year Substitute Authorization issued by CDE. To find the CDE Substitute Teacher application, visit and follow the prompts that lead you to the licensing application.

    Once you have completed the licensing application at the CDE website, made your online payment and submitted your completed fingerprint card to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation per instructions, your application is considered "in process." Please allow a full 12-16 weeks for CDE to process your materials.

    As soon as your CDE credential arrives in your email inbox, you can complete the District's online employment application and a member of the Personnel Dept will contact you.

    Accumulated Days Per School Year:

    • Day 1 through 45 pay $120/day (effective 1/1/2020)
    • Day 46 through 89 pay $130/day
    • Day 90+ pay $150/day 

    At the beginning of each school year, all substitute teachers on the approved list start over at zero days and $120/day.