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Interested in Becoming a Substitute Teacher?

As a substitute teacher, you are one of the most vital parts of our school system. If you enjoy being a positive influence on children and having a flexible work schedule, please read the information below to find out more.

Qualifications Needed

  • 18 and older are eligible to serve

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required

  • Teaching certificate preferred but not required

Pay Information

The standard pay for substitute teachers is as follows:


Certified Substitute Teachers ..........$95.00 per day

*Certified substitutes will receive $115.00 per day for long-term assignments.

*Possession of an Oklahoma teaching certificate is needed to be considered a certified sub. 


Non-certified Substitute Teacher...$85.00 per day

*Non-certified substitutes will receive $105.00 per day for long-term assignments.

Complete information regarding pay, procedures, practices, and responsibilities for all OPS substitutes, the OPS Substitute Handbook is a great resource. 

Next Steps

1. Submit Online Application and Attend Training

Individuals interested in substituting apply online using our electronic application. You will need to create an account with a username and password when you first begin. Once you've created your account, you may return to update your application (including adding attachments), or to view it. You may exit the program at any time and return to complete it at your convenience.

2. Interview and Selection Process with an OPS Human Resources Representative

3. Hired Applicants Complete Substitute Training 

All candidates must attend a training session before substituting. Once hired, training session information will be provided to you with a link to register (via email) for an upcoming session of your choosing. 

Training Location
Owasso Public Schools
Education Service Center - Board Room (enter at the entrance with the flagpoles)
1501 North Ash Street
Owasso, OK 74055

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact:

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Hollie Sarracino

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