Substitute - Teacher | Districtwide


UPDATE: 3/8/2023
Thank you for your interest in day to day, at will, on call, non-union substitute employment for the Rochester School District. 
If you have no experience in classroom teaching, Rochester Public Schools offers paid training!
Read the information below and if you’d like additional information, email

If you are interested in only substitute employment, we are still hiring for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year.
If you are hired in the Spring 2023, your employment will automatically continue into the 2023-2024 school year. 

Rate of Pay: Rates were last increased November 17, 2021. 
A full day is $200 per day.  One must work at least 7 hours or more.
A half day is $100.  One must work 3 hours and 45-59 minutes.   
If working less than the perameters listed above, one would be paid the hourly rate of $27.58 times the amount of hours worked.

Since August 1, 2017, day to day substitute employees have been paid twice a month. 


*Any type of current Minnesota Teaching License. Pending and out of state licenses cannot be accepted. 
Please visit the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board website on how to obtain a Minnesota Teaching License.
The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) offers a Three-Year, Short Call Substitute license to applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in any subject.  
To obtain a Substitute Short Call License, visit the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) website.   

Quick video with instructions:

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Rochester Public Schools will reimburse you for the cost of the Substitute Short Call license once you have worked five full days (8:00am-3:30pm or 8:45am-4:15pm) for actual teacher absences. 
Save your email receipt from PELSB as you will be asked to submit the proof of payment at a later date.

*Experience having worked in an urban, multicultural education field desirable.

*Availability and flexibility in your¬†schedule to accommodate the District’s day to day¬†needs.

*Knowledge of subject matter, classroom management techniques and best practices.
Application Procedure:
Complete and submit an online application.   Selected candidates will be contacted via email with substitute On-Boarding information.

Orientation Information: 
On Boarding consists of a 20-30 minute overview of the district absence reporting system called Red Rover along with reviewing policies and procedures.
Rochester Public Schools utilizes an absence reporting system called Red Rover.  Review this short training video.
Hired applicants are required to complete a minimum of two days of training with one of the designated district substitute teacher trainers. 
Applicants are required to start working within two weeks of completing a criminal background check and visiting the Office of Human Resources.
Selected candidates will receive an email confirmation from the Office of Human Resources with additional details regarding the On-Boarding process.

Commitment to Equity:
Rochester Public Schools is committed to diversifying its workforce to better reflect the community we serve. 
We believe the practices used in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and promoting staff must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools and community.