How to Become a Substitute Teacher in South Texas

South Texas school districts are in dire need of substitute teachers.

Cases of COVID-19 are increasing every day. In turn, faculty members are absent due to testing positive or meeting someone who is positive.

“If you have free time during the week, I ask them to help your school district and become a substitute teacher,” said Anna Holmgreen, human resources director for Alice ISD. “You are not only helping the staff, but you are helping the future generation in their education.”

To become a substitute, you must have a positive attitude, be punctual and have experience with children. If that sounds like something you’re good at, check out six area school districts for help.

Sixth graders learn math on their classroom computers with their class module at Gregory-Portland Middle School on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

Alice CIO

Effective February 1, the school district is increasing the pay rate for substitutes.

Applicants who have 12 or more college hours, or their Treasuring Our Paraprofessionals certificate, will be paid $80 per day. Bachelor’s degree holders will receive $100 per day and certified teachers will be paid $120 per day.

Half day rates will be paid as half of the full day rate.

To apply, visit the school district building at 2 Coyote Trail in Alice or apply online at

Corpus Christi ISD

The CCISD requires applicants to have a minimum of 60 hours of college education and experience working with children.

School district substitute teachers are expected to serve as role models for students and maintain good relationships with staff, students, and parents.

Some responsibilities include ensuring students are engaged in learning, maintaining classroom discipline, and encouraging struggling learners. Candidates must be able to perform their duties while standing for extended periods and perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Unlicensed substitute teachers will be paid $110 to $135 per day, certified substitute teachers $110 to $165, and certified substitute teachers $135 to $195.

Additionally, there will be an additional $5 pay for Monday, Friday, College, and Special Education self-contained unit assignments.

To apply, visit and click on the “Jobs” link.

Flour Bluff ISD

Substitute teachers must be available to work at least three days per week and on three different campuses, and work at least five days per month.

Applicants must have at least a high school diploma or GED to be considered at Flour Bluff ISD.

Job requirements include strong organizational skills, punctuality, reliability and flexibility.

Flour Bluff ISD is home to six schools serving the Flour Bluff area of ​​Corpus Christi.

Substitute teachers will be paid $10 to $13.75 per hour depending on their personal education level. After the 15th day of a consecutive assignment, substitute teachers will be paid $18.75 per hour on a certified long-term assignment.

To apply, go to or call Nina Robey, District Personnel Services Coordinator, at 361-694-9201.

Gregory-Portland ISD

Candidates must have at least a high school diploma to be a substitute teacher at G-PISD. Those with their GED will only be considered if they have completed an associate degree or higher.

The pay range is $90 to $180 per day, depending on experience and level of education.

To apply, visit or email [email protected]

Kingsville CIO

Substitute teachers must have a minimum of 30 college hours before applying.

On Tuesday, Kingsville ISD increased the daily pay rate for substitute teachers.

Those with the minimum college hours will be paid $85 per day, a graduate replacement will be paid $100, a certified replacement $110, and a long-term replacement will be paid $130.

The Kingsville Independent School District logo.  The district is home to seven campuses in Kingsville, Texas.

Those who fill in as aides, including in the library, physical education or special education, will be paid $85 per day.

To apply, visit and click on the “Career Opportunities” link.

London ISD

Substitutes at London ISD are preferable to have their State Board for Educator Certification, have a university degree or have completed some level of university coursework.

Non-certified substitute teachers will be paid $70 per day, certified substitute teachers $100, long-term non-certified substitute teachers $120, and long-term certified substitute teachers $150. Long-term assignments last more than 10 consecutive days.

To apply, go to or email [email protected]


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John Oliva covers education and community news in South Texas. Consider supporting local journalism by subscribing to the Caller-Times.

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