Substitute Teacher Information

  • Community Consolidated School District 15 is looking for Substitute Teachers!

    Substitute Teachers

    Benefits of Substitute Teaching:

    • It is an opportunity to give back to the community by working with CCSD15 students.

    • Create your own work schedule—substitute teachers may choose the days that they want to work and the days that they don’t want to work.

    • Choose the grade levels and schools that you enjoy—substitute teachers may choose subbing assignments in the schools and grade level/content areas that they enjoy.

    • Enjoy an academic calendar work schedule—with summers, winter break, and spring break off. 

    • An opportunity to earn extra income—$125 full days.

    How to become a substitute teacher with CCSD15

    1. Must be licensed:

    In order to substitute teach in CCSD15, potential substitutes must be licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education. There are two ways to obtain a license:

    • (Traditional) Substitute License:

      • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. 

      • This license is valid for substitute teaching in all grades of public schools, pre-k through grade 12. 

      • Traditional substitute licenses are valid for 5 years, and may be renewed with the payment of registration fees.

      • A training program (see below) developed by the district must be completed prior to teaching in CCSD15.

         OR

    • Short-Term Substitute License:

      • Must hold an Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education OR show completion of 60 semester hours of college coursework. 

      • Short-term substitute licenses are valid until June 30, 2023.

      • On this license, you cannot teach more than five consecutive days per licensed teacher.

      • training program (see below) developed by the district must be completed prior to teaching on the license. (A certificate of completion will be issued after this training.)

      • There is a $25 application fee for the short-term substitute license from ISBE.

      • This license will be valid for substitute teaching in all grades of public schools, pre-k through grade 12.

    2. Complete a background check (bring a valid government issued photo ID)

Upcoming Training


  • Substitute Teacher Training is required for new CCSD15 substitute teachers and potential substitutes who are seeking a short-term substitute license.

    Upcoming training date:

    When: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

    Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Where: School District 15, 580 N. 1st Bank Drive, Palatine IL 60067

    Register: Online Substitute Teacher Training Registration

    Fee: $30 (includes fee for background check)

    For more information, contact:
    Chanell Lopez, Human Resources, lopezc@ccsd15.net, 847-963-3162