Substitute Teacher or Educational Assistant

Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications
Education 1. High School Diploma or Equivalent 1. Enrolled in Education Department of a University and have completed at least 75 credit hours.

2. Bachelor Degree or Higher Degree/ teaching certificate, highly desired.

Licensure Be able to obtain a valid Substitute Teaching license ($35.00 PED application fee) Possess a valid Substitute or Teaching License
Background Be able to obtain a satisfactory Background check ($44.00 fee) Be able to obtain a satisfactory Background check ($44.00 fee)

Substitute Teacher/EA Procedures:

  1. Obtain one letter of reference and proof of High School Diploma (or equivalent) or College transcripts.
  2. Complete and submit the substitute application via Applitrack
  3.  An interview may be scheduled for you, during the interview; obtaining a background check and the Public Education Department licensing procedure will be discussed.

Substitute Custodian

Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications
Education 1. High School Diploma or Equivalent 1. High School Diploma or Equivalent

2. Prior relevant experience

Background Be able to obtain a satisfactory Background check ($44.00 fee) Be able to obtain a satisfactory Background check ($44.00 fee)

Substitute Custodians will be limited to working a maximum of 30 hours per week. Substitute Custodians are paid at a rate of $9.20 per hour.

Substitute Custodian Procedures:

  1. Obtain one letter of reference and proof of High School Diploma (or equivalent) or College transcripts.
  2. Complete and submit the substitute application via Applitrack
  3.  A substitute interview may be scheduled for you.
  4. You will need to schedule a time to be fingerprinted for a background clearance. Provide a money order or cashier’s check for $44.00 made out to Las Cruces Public Schools to pay for the background investigation.
  5. Upon notification of your background being cleared you will be scheduled to complete LCPS employee paperwork.
  6. Complete the required new employee training
  7. Substitute services will notify you when you have been cleared to begin subtituting