Substitute teachers needed across the district

November 18, 2021

Do you love working with children? Would you like to support student success in classrooms? Join MPS school teams by working as a substitute teacher! Subs are needed across the district for all age levels and will earn $200 per day.

Substitute teachers have flexible hours and get to choose the days and locations they wish to work by selecting from a published list of openings. Subs can work a few days per week or can work a full week. Shortterm subs can also vary their hours from week to week.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, applicants need:

• Short-Term Substitute License OR
• Wisconsin Teacher License OR
• Substitute teacher training from a program approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction such as the STEDI program. STEDI costs $40 and requires 8 hours of study. DPI requires a passing score of 85 percent on coursework.

All MPS employees must go through a background check plus a physical exam and drug screening. Candidates could start in as little as two weeks after applying.

As of November 1, 2021, all MPS employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The health and safety of our staff and students is our number one priority.

All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an accommodation from the vaccine requirement.

MPS has a number of current openings for licensed teachers and substitutes. Join our team and help Milwaukee students learn and succeed! Visit the MPS Careers page at and click on Substitute Teaching to learn more and apply.