Individuals meeting these criteria are encouraged to apply:
Substitute teachers need proof of associate's degree, bachelor's degree, license or certification, depending on the school district.
Teacher assistants need proof of high school diploma, a GED diploma, AAS diploma or a NYS Teaching Assistant Certificate, depending on the district.
Nurses need an RN license and current CPR training.
All applicants need:
Proof of identity and employment eligibility.
The ability to get along with adults and students.
The ability to follow direction and lesson plans.
The ability to employ classroom management for a safe, respectful environment.
Transportation to schools.
A touch tone telephone or access to the Internet.
Expectations for all substitutes:
Honor your job commitments.
General district information:
General district information such as 2012-2013 pay rates and minimum requirements (PDF) and 2012-2013 district information, such as building start/end times (PDF).
To become a substitute teacher, nurse and/or teacher assistant, applicants need to:
Download and complete all forms, which are to be brought to the interview appointment — no applications are accepted by mail.
Note, new security watermarks on transcripts are making it hard for districts to read them. (These background marks appear when we must copy the documents.) Consequently, if you're not teacher-certified, please bring your college diploma if possible.
Schedule an appointment. (Instructions for scheduling appointments.) Please be patient; it generally takes four to six weeks to get an appointment. Appointments will include:
Substitute nurse applicants ONLY call (518) 464-3925 for an appointment.
Note: Teacher assistant substitutes are booked through our service for ten districts: Capital Region BOCES, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Cohoes, Duanesburg, Green Island, Niskayuna, North Colonie, Schalmont, South Colonie and Voorheesville. All other districts' teacher assistant subs are booked directly by the districts.
Substitutes applying to work ONLY at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Tech School in Schoharie can complete the application process in Schoharie; call (518) 464-3956 to schedule an appointment. All non-Schoharie applicants, please follow the scheduling appointments directions.