• Dear Substitute,

    Becoming a substitute in Chester means that you are becoming a part of both a high-performing and high-achieving school district! Whether you are looking for that “proving ground” leading to potential full-time employment some day or if you are simply interested in the flexibility and experience of being a day-to-day substitute, you, as a substitute teacher, are now one of the most vital parts of our school system. It would be extremely difficult for us to operate our school on a satisfactory basis without people such as yourself serving as substitute teachers. Your daily work is an important contribution to the instructional program of our schools.

    Candidates for a substitute credential now have two pathways to eligibility and may apply for a substitute credential under either pathway outlined below: 

    Substitute Teacher Credential Pathway 1: 

    • Completion of 60 semester-hour credits
    • Credits must be completed at an accredited college or university at the time of application
    • Credential is valid for five (5) years from the date of issuance

    Substitute Teacher Credential Pathway 2: 

    • Completion of 30 semester-hour credits
    • Credits must be completed at an accredited institution of higher education at the time of application; Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education at the time of application
    • Applicant must be at least 20 years of age
    • Credential pathway is available until June 30, 2023
    • Credential is valid for five (5) years from the date of issuance

    This webpage is meant to be a resource for you in order to provide answers to questions substitute teachers might have concerning their teaching assignments and to enhance substitute teaching so that it is a satisfying and enjoyable experience for substitutes and educationally productive for the students.

    Click here to apply.