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|Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for Substitute Teaching in Scottsdale?
Substitute positions are posted during summer break (June and July) and again in December of each year. We only respond to applicants that apply to the postings while they are active. Applicants that apply during the summer should expect a response by August 31st, applicants that apply to the December posting should expect a response by January 31st.
What are the requirements for substitute teaching?
Applicants must possess the following prior to applying for Substitute Teaching in Scottsdale:
- A Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate or Substitute Teaching Certificate. Nurses must possess a valid Arizona Nursing License
- A Valid IVP Fingerprint Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
- Three letters of recommendation written within the last three years
- Applicant must be able to supply three verifiable references
How do I get a certificate?
For information regarding Arizona teaching certification or a Substitute Certificate, call (602) 542-5393 or follow this link; Department of Education/Certification Web site.
You must possess a valid IVP fingerprint card and original transcripts from a 4 year degree.
Does the Scottsdale School District offer emergency certificates for Substitutes?
No. You must complete the entire process.
Am I still Active?
If you can log in to SmartFindExpress, you are active. The system will not let you log in if you have been deactivated. For questions regarding your status, please contact the Substitute Coordinator.