Learn about substitute teaching jobs in Minnesota. The pay rates, job opportunities, and licensing requirements. 

Substitute teaching in Minnesota requires either a full teaching license, or “short call” substitute teaching license.  As a certified substitute teacher, you’ll be able to take daily teaching jobs in any setting and subject area throughout the school year, including high schools, special education.
If you have a Bachelor’s degree, or are in an educator preparation program and have completed your student teaching, you can acquire a substitute teaching license and begin making well over $100 per day doing rewarding work at a time of need. New in 2023, some schools are also participating in a pilot program that allows those with an Associate’s degree, or that have been working in the school as a paraprofessional for at least a year, to receive a substitute teaching license and a guaranteed minimum pay rate of $200/day!

More information about how to get a short call license to substitute teach.

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Open Requests for Substitute Positions

There is a an active need for both teaching and support substitutes.  Teachers On Call, a Kelly® Company, is a staffing service that hires licensed teachers, paraeducators, tutors, and early childhood education staff for nearly 150 schools and districts across Minnesota.  Complete one application to work in multiple districts, schools and centers.  Apply with Teachers On Call now.

The following are postings from the last 20 days.  Also search all open postings.

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Special Education Teacher - Long-Term Substitute Mounds View Schools 7 County Twin Cities
Substitute Special Education Paraprofessional Assistant/Aides Hermantown Schools Arrowhead

Daily Substitute Teaching Pay Rates Across Minnesota

Pay rates for daily substitute teaching jobs are set by each district and charter.  Typically, schools pay for either a full-day or half-day.  Some schools provide incentive pay for repeating service and hard-to-fill assignments.  The following rates are the average minimum and maximum daily pay, provided in August 2023.

Southeast$144 – $165
South central$150 – $159
Southwest$154 – $185
Lakes Country$141 – $162
Central Lakes$145 – $151
North Central$152 – $162
Arrowhead$139 – $148
Northwest$120 – $138
Twin Cities Metro$164 – $186
Statewide$151 – $171

If you are interested in learning more about current teaching jobs and other educator jobs in Minnesota’s public schools, search for open jobs, and signup for job alert emails. 

More information on acquiring a Minnesota teaching license can be found here