Substitute 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 at 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—$55 half days and $110 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.

    • 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.

    2. Complete sub training:

    • Register in advance for the training
    • Complete the full-day training session
    • Complete a background check (bring a valid government issued photo ID)

    Requirements & Information for the (traditional) sub 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 sub licenses are valid for 5 years, and may be renewed with the payment of registration fees.
    • A training program developed by the district must be completed prior to teaching in CCSD15.

    Requirements & Information for the short-term sub 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 sub licenses are valid until June 30, 2023.
    • On this license, you cannot teach more than five consecutive days per licensed teacher.
    • A training program developed by the district must be completed prior to teaching on the license. (A certificate of completion will be issued after the training.)
    • There will be a $25 application fee for the short-term sub license from ISBE.
    • This license will be valid for substitute teaching in all grades of public schools, pre-k through grade 12.