Substitute Information

  • Become a Guest Teacher with District 49!

    Benefits of being a Guest Teacher:

    • You choose when you will work! 
    • You choose where you will work!
    • Align your work schedule with your children’s school schedule
    • Nights, weekends, and holidays off!
    • We will provide training
    • And most of all…make a difference in the lives of children! 

    We cover a wide geographical region in east Colorado Springs that extends to Falcon. You choose which area you'd like to serve in. You can also select which grade level and subjects you want to teach.



    To serve as a substitute teacher in District 49 you must hold either:
    • A Bachelor's Degree (any discipline), OR
    • A 3 or 5-year substitute authorization, OR
    • A Colorado teacher license 

    Application and Hiring Process

    To apply for a substitute position, go to District 49's job application system, found here.  Once we review applications, we will contact applicants and schedule them to complete new hire information and attend orientation.

    Information about Substitute Authorizations and Teacher Licensure

    If you currently do not hold a 3 or 5-year substitute authorization or a teacher license but are interested in obtaining one, please click on the links below for information.


    District 49 Authorized Charter Schools

    If you are interested in becoming a licensed substitute at the charter school locations listed below please apply to the District 49 substitute pool. Please note, each charter school has individual calendars and hours of operation.

    The following charter schools are also authorized by District 49.  However, these schools do not use District 49’s substitute pool.  If you are interested in becoming a substitute at one of these schools, please apply directly to them according to their instructions.   

Substitute Boot Camp

  • Colorado Substitute Boot Camp: a free, virtual seminar specifically designed to support and assist new substitute teachers with starting their first day on the job. Participants will learn about their role and responsibilities as a substitute teacher, including:

    • Responsibilities of a Substitute or Guest Teacher when the teacher is absent.
    • Understanding and executing academic lesson plans.
    • Classroom management and identification of challenged and high-needs students.
    • Maintaining appropriate student records for a teacher who is absent.
    • School policy and emergency response. 

    Participants will also have opportunities for networking and connecting with experienced educators. Substitute Boot Camps are led by experienced educators and will feature guest speakers currently working in Colorado's K-12 classrooms.

    Substitute Boot Camps are scheduled to be held via Zoom 4:00pm to 6:30pm on the following dates:

    • September 23, 2021
    • October 7, 2021
    • October 21, 2021
    • November 4, 2021
    • November 18, 2021
    • December 2, 2021
    • December 16, 2021
    • January 6, 2022
    • January 20, 2022
    • February 3, 2022
    • February 17, 2022
    • March 3, 2022
    • March 17, 2022
    • April 7, 2022
    • April 21, 2022
    • May 5, 2022
    • May 19, 2022

    Step into substitute teaching with confidence and support!

    Register for a Substitute Boot Camp today

Last Modified on September 22, 2021