Substitute Teacher Information

The substitute teacher list is currently open to all persons holding a Colorado Teacher License or any Substitute Authorization(s). 

Thank you for your interest in substitute teaching in our district. To become a Substitute Teacher, you must hold a valid Colorado teaching license or Authorization to substitute teach.

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. Holding a high school diploma or its equivalent qualifies you for either a 1-year or a new authorization for the school year.

To find the CDE Substitute Teacher application, click here and follow the prompts that lead you to the appropriate licensing application. You must also have a current finger-print based background check on file with CDE

The directions for a finger-print based background check may also be found on the CDE website.

Once you have completed the licensing application at the CDE website, made your online payment and submitted your completed fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation per instructions, your application is considered "in process."

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 Department will contact you.

Base Pay Rate (2023-2024): 

  • Monday-Thursday: $165/Full-Day; $80/Half-Day (Day 1 through 45)

  • Friday: $185 Full-Day; $90/Half-Day

Frequent and Long-Term Rate (2023-2024):

  • $175/Full-Day; $85/Half-Day (Day 46 through 89)

  • $185/Full-Day; $90/Half-Day from (Day 90+)

  • $200 per day for long-term assignments  

Additionally, substitutes who fill in for classified, or non-teaching, employees will also see a pay increase. Moving forward, they will receive the hourly pay rate correlated to the lane and first step of the position for which they substitute that day. Effectively, this means a classified substitute can earn between $15.75 and up to $19.69 per hour (depending upon the position you are covering for).