Substitute Teacher Information

Qualifications to be a Substitute Teacher


  • You must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning (which meets the requirements for an Illinois substitute teaching certificate).
  • You must hold an Illinois Teaching Certificate, or substitute teaching certificate, registered in Cook County for the current school year. Assistance and/or forms for certification or Cook County registration are available at the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • You must have on file in Human Resources: Copy of Illinois Teaching Certificate or Substitute Teaching Certificate.

 Substitute Teacher Handbook  (pdf)


If you have already, or will be able to complete all of these qualifications,

please click here to fill out the Substitute Teacher Workshop Interest Form.

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