Substitute Teacher

Interested in Substitute Teaching?

So you’re interested in becoming a substitute teacher with Murfreesboro City Schools… great news! We are constantly looking for qualified and dedicated individuals to add to our substitute teaching team.

Murfreesboro City Schools hires all of our substitute teachers in house, meaning we do not use an outside service to hire or manage our subs. We feel that this gives our substitute teachers an opportunity to train and learn within the system before the real work begins!

Steps to become a substitute teacher:

Step 1: Apply online.
Application information can be found under the “Employment Opportunities” tab.

Step 2: Attend the New Substitute Orientation. Human Resources reviews all applications – if you are deemed qualified, you will receive an invitation via email for a New Substitute Orientation class. We hold New Sub Orientation approximately once a month, so please be patient for your invitation. New Hire Orientation is a requirement for all substitute teachers.

Step 3: New Hire Processing. You will receive instructions at the New Hire Orientation on how to complete your new hire processing. All substitute teachers are required to pass necessary criminal background checks as well as provide results of a negative TB test.

Step 4: Time to sub! Once your new hire processing is complete, you can start subbing!

If you have any specific questions, please contact Sheyla Santana-Vazquez in Human Resources via email (Email Sheyla Santana-Vazquez) or 615-893-2313.

Pay Information for Substitute Teachers

Education Level                          Full Day Pay                 Half Day Pay

Certified Sub                                 $105                                   $52.50

No Certified Sub                           $95                                   $47.50

  • After subbing 15 days in a school year, add $5 per day.
  • After subbing 30 days in a school year, add another $5 per day.

Additional $10 per day for full days of subbing on Mondays, Fridays, and other “hard to fill” days as assigned.