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Become a Substitute Teacher in Minnesota

Minnesota substitute teacher recruitment is done at a school- and district-wide level. Contact your local school to find out about their application requirements and job opportunities. Click here to view Minnesota’s school district directory.


Two-Year, Short-Call Substitute License
Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree not in education; school district must verify that there is a “hardship” in locating licensed teachers.

Five-Year, Short-Call Substitute License
Applicants who have completed a state-approved teacher license program but who do not wish to currently apply for a full-time teaching position.

Lifetime Short-Call Substitute
Applicants who have held an educator license but who are currently collecting retirement.


Learn more about how to become a teacher in Minnesota.