Are You Interested in a Career Supporting Students? Consider Starting as a Substitute.
At Pittsburgh Public Schools, we know that the people students are exposed to every day matter and we are always seeking new talent to lead classrooms and support our students when staff are out of the building. In order for our students to meet the high expectations we hold for them, they must be engaged by passionate, motivating, and knowledgeable individuals every day.
What We Look For
We’re looking for substitute teachers, school nurses, counselors, and paraprofessionals with a variety of backgrounds and interests to help us achieve our goals for students, and help students on their journey to graduate high school ready to take advantage of a Pittsburgh Promise scholarship.
What You Can Expect
Substitutes have the ability to make an impact on the nearly 25,000 students in each of our 57 schools. You’ll have the benefit of making a difference in the lives of students throughout the city who come from diverse backgrounds and bring with them unique talents, interests, and skills.
As a substitute teacher with Pittsburgh Public Schools, you’ll also have the opportunity to join an exciting career pathway that can lead to full-time employment. In fact, nearly 60% of teachers hired last year began as substitutes in Pittsburgh Public Schools. Through our Aspiring Teachers pathway, interested substitutes who hold a Pennsylvania teaching certification receive increased ability to secure a full-time teaching position. Aspiring Teachers also receive first priority for full-time substitute teaching positions and have more opportunities for professional development.
Pittsburgh Public Schools prioritizes hiring substitutes with a Pennsylvania certification; however, we also hire substitutes without a certification.
How To Apply
To become a substitute, you must first complete a “Standard: Substitute” application in the District’s online application system
Step 1: Create an account and complete the online application. A complete substitute application will require an updated resume, reflective of your education and employment experience, three references, and all Pennsylvania Department of Education teaching certificate(s), if applicable.
Step 2: Locate the open substitute positions on the job board and apply to the position(s) in which you are interested.
Step 3: Pittsburgh Public Schools will contact you if you are selected to move forward in the hiring process.