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Application Process for Substitute Teachers

The pay for substitute teachers is $80 per day; substitute instructional assistants are paid $70 per day; permanent substitute teachers are paid $90 per day. To apply for a substitute teaching position, the following steps must be followed. FYI: Steps 1 and 2 MUST be completed before an interview can be scheduled.

Step 1

Apply on AppliTrack! - You must have a completed application on file before you are interviewed.  E-mail addresses are REQUIRED on references on application.

Step 2

As part of the hiring process, you will require a background check if you have not paid for one with Hamilton Southeastern Schools within the past 5 years. If you have completed a background check for volunteering in our schools, this is not sufficient for employment. Please click the link to begin the employment background check process.

**Please select Substitute Teacher/Secretary in the Position field or box.

Safe Hiring Solutions Background Check


Step 3

We will contact you upon a favorable background check to schedule an appointment for you to interview with Human Resources. At the time of your scheduled appointment, please bring the following:

To verify at least 30 hours of college credit:
  • Original official college transcripts,
  • Copy of college degree, or
  • Teacher's license

In addition, please provide:

One of the following:
  • Unexpired passport, or
  • Unexpired driver’s license along with either Social Security card or birth certificate
  • Copy of a current State of Indiana teacher's license or State of Indiana substitute teacher's permit
  • Voided check to attach to direct-deposit form


If you do not have a current Indiana teacher's license or substitute teacher's permit, you can apply online for a permit with the Indiana Department of Education AFTER YOUR INTERVIEW ONLY at https://www.doe.in.gov/licensing. Start by creating a profile for your application for a Sub Teaching Permit.

Step 4

Upon completion of Steps 1, 2 and 3, we will send your employment forms to you electronically via email.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

  • Central Office
  • 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Office Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm 
  • (317) 594-4100

Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.