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Charles County Public Schools accepts applications for Substitute Teachers on a year-round basis. If you are interested in Substitute Teaching and meet the minimum requirements listed below, please complete the online application process as outlined.

If you have questions, please call the Substitute Office at 301-934-7233 between the hours of 6:30am and 2:30pm or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Substitute Teacher Rates of Pay (as of 7/1/21):

Daily rates:  Non-degreed - $94;  Bachelor's Degree - $107;  Retired Teacher - $126.00
Long termed Rated:  (Day 1-60) $141;  Retired Teacher (Day 1-60) $187

   (Day 61+) $187;  Retired Teacher (Day 61+) $213

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for Substitute Teaching in Charles County Public Schools: 

  • At least 18 years of age; (candidates must be out of High School for at least 2 years in order to substitute at Middle and High Schools).
  • Must have High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Documentation of highest degree obtained.  Official transcripts are required for college degrees.
  • Candidates for long term substitute assignments must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree.

Online Application Process

  • Complete the Online Application form found at  Online Application. Paper applications are not accepted.
  • On the “Positions Desired” tab, indicate your preference for “Substitute Teacher”.
  • On the “Reference” tab, provide information including email addresses for at least three professional references.  At least one of the references must be from a current or former supervisor.  Reference forms are sent electronically.
  • Each reference must complete the reference form and submit it via email.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow up with their references for missing forms.  (You can view the status of your references’ responses.)

Hiring Process 

Once you have three acceptable references who have responded to the surveys you may be eligible to attend a Substitute Teacher Orientation after verification of the references. All Substitute Teachers must complete the 4-hour orientation course. There is no compensation for attending the orientation class and once you have completed the training and successfully completed an assessment you will be contacted to complete new hire paperwork and get fingerprinted. There will be a $25.00 processing fee which must be paid at the time of your fingerprint appointment.