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.

Title School Region
Elementary Teacher- Long Term Substitute White Bear Lake School District 7 County Twin Cities
Grade 1 Teacher, 1.0 FTE (Long Term Substitute) Eden Prairie Schools 7 County Twin Cities
In House and On Call Substitute Teachers Three Rivers Montessori School
Long Term Substitute 5th Grade Teacher - St. Charles Elementary 2023-24 St. Charles Public School District Southeast
Long Term Substitute Reading interventionist, TOSA- 1.0 FTE Duluth Schools Arrowhead
Mathematics Teacher, Grade 7/8 (Long Term Substitute) - 2024-2025 School Year Roseville Schools 7 County Twin Cities
MUSIC / BAND INSTRUCTOR, LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE Fairmont Area School District South Central
Speech Language Pathologist 0.4 (Long-Term Substitute) Osseo Schools 7 County Twin Cities
Speech-Language Pathologist, 1.0 FTE (Long-term Substitute) Edina Schools 7 County Twin Cities
Elementary Classroom Teacher (3rd Grade)- Long-Term Substitute Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton South Central
Long Term Substitute Teacher - St. Charles Elementary St. Charles Public School District Southeast
Small Wonders Preschool Instructor Long Term Substitute Lakeville Schools 7 County Twin Cities
1.00 FTE Substitute Position Redwood Area School District Southwest
Substitute Nurse Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan ISD 196 7 County Twin Cities

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