Substitute Teachers have a very important role in inspiring, challenging, and preparing every child, every day. They have the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of students and help students learn.

Applying to become a substitute teacher:

  1. Apply online with Auburn-Washburn.
  2. Provide a copy of your substitute teaching license (State of Kansas license required) to Human Resources.*
  3. Human Resources will review all application information and contact you for a one-way video interview.
  4. Complete a criminal background check and Child Abuse and Neglect Registry check.
  5. Participate in the district-paid, online STEDI training, mandatory for Emergency Substitute License holders (not required for those with a teaching degree).
  6. Provide a signed Certification of Health which includes a TB test.
  7. Complete new hire paperwork and get photo ID badge.

For additional information, please contact Lindsay Crawford in Human Resources at (785) 339-4037 or

* Information about substitute teaching license requirements and how to obtain a license can be found at KSDE. Standard processing time for KSDE is 4-8 weeks, depending on application and call volume which is highest from May to August.

Per KSDE, an individual may temporarily qualify for an emergency substitute license with the following:

  1. High school diploma; and
  2. Completion of Greenbush's Emergency Substitute Training Modules (training may be completed now); and
  3. Verification of hire from a local education agency (LEA)
  4. Application and $60 processing fee.
  5. Fingerprint background check and fee.
    1. Individuals who previously received a TEAL license are not required to re-submit fingerprints.
  6. Individual may serve no more than 15 consecutive days in the same assignment.

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