Q: What qualifications or credentials do I need to become a Substitute Teacher for District 205?

    A: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, as well as a Substitute Teaching Certificate that has been issued by the Suburban Cook County Regional Office of Education. For more information on the certification process, please click here.

    Q: What is the rate of pay for Substitute Teachers?

    A: Substitutes are compensated at the rate of $100.00 per day for 1-10 consecutive days. For 11-20 consecutive days, the rate increases to $105.00 per day. For 21+ consecutive days, the pay rate is $242.68 per day.

    Q. How do I get added to your substitute teacher list?
    A: If you would like to sub in District 205, you must first obtain authorization through the South Cook Intermediate Service Center. South Cook ISC is located at 253 West Joe Orr Road Chicago Heights, IL 60411. 
    You will need to contact ISC to schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted for a background check and to turn in the following documents:
    1. A current Physical exam (within the last 90 days)
    2. $50 money order or cashier's check
    3. University/ College Transcripts
    Once you have obtained your letter of authorization from ISC, contact Michele Powers at (708) 225-4043 to arrange to pick up additional paperwork.   You must also bring your Driver's License and Social Security Card with you to your appointment (you must have both, no exceptions!). 
    Q: Am I guaranteed an assignment every day?

    A: No, daily assignments are not guaranteed. You may be called for an assignment once a day, once a week, or even once a month. It depends on the needs of the District at that time.

    Q: Who do I contact if I have further questions or concerns?

    A: Please contact a Michele Powers at (708) 225-4043, or via email at powers.michele@district205.net