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How To Become A Substitute Teacher in Washington DC

Updated on July 12, 2010
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In the District of Columbia, there is need for substitute teachers just like the rest of the United States.

While there may be fewer schools in Washington, D.C., you can still find some substitute teacher positions. There are usually open substitute teacher jobs in public schools as well as private schools.

Unlike some states, substitute teachers in D.C. are required to be certified. At least for public school substitute teaching positions.

Substitute teaching certification for Washington, D.C. is not hard to come by. In fact, you just need a Bachelor's degree or 60 college credits. The credits can be in any coursework as long as the credits are from a university that is accredited.

The average pay for substitute teaching in Washington, D.C. is $75 per day. Since substitute teaching is generally a part-time job, there are no benefits offered. This is true even if you are a long-term substitute teacher.

For substitute teaching jobs at public schools in Washington D.C., just contact the District of Columbia Public Schools District.

If you prefer to substitute teach at a private school in Washington, D.C., just visit the school you are interested in to inquire about the application process.


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      Sharon 5 years ago

      Great post. However, substitute teachers in Washington, D.C. make $60 for half-day and $120 for full-day.