What’s Great About Substitute Teaching?

  • No prior experience needed
  • No teaching certificate required
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Ability to choose your schools
  • Training provided
  • Cash incentives for working Fridays

Online Applications

2022-2023 Online Applications 

How Do I Start The Process of Becoming a Sub?

Substitutes must be 21 years old and complete annual paperwork, and tutorials. Also, new substitutes are required to attend orientation.  In addition, all subs must have a clear Oklahoma State Department of Education (OKSDE) criminal history report on file.

We hold an orientation for new substitutes to go over everything you need to be prepared for the classroom.

New Sub Orientation is held at the EPS Administration Center, 1001 W. Danforth Road, in the Board of Education Building Conference Rooms at the south end of the building. A link to attend the two-hour, in-person training will be included in the New Substitute onboarding tasks. 

Substitute Handbook

The Substitute Handbook is designed to provide you with valuable information about the practices, policies, responsibilities, and benefits of EPS. Please take time to read this handbook.

22-23 Sub Handbook 

Substitute Duty Hours 

Substitute hours for full-day employment are as follows:

High Schools

7:50 AM-3:20 PM (1st thru 6th)
7:50 AM-4:20 PM (1st thru 7th)
8:50 AM-4:20 PM (2nd thru 7th)

Middle Schools

7:10 AM—2:40 PM


Early Elementary 8:15 AM—3:45 PM
Late Start Elementary 8:45 AM—4:15 PM


Certified: $80 per day

Non-certified: $70 per day.

Cash Incentives for working Friday

Spring 2023 Incentives:

We are moving into the busiest time of year with increased numbers of school/athletic activities, which challenges us to fill the increase in absences. To encourage working more days, we are implementing a substitute teaching incentive. Beginning February 27, substitute teachers will be paid an additional amount based on the number of days worked in a week.

  • Working 2 days in a week – additional $25
  • Working 3 days in a week – additional $37.50
  • Working 4 days in a week – additional $50
  • Still in place: $20 incentive for working on Fridays

Pay Dates

  • 2/24/2023
  • 3/10/2023
  • 3/24/2023
  • 4/7/2023
  • 4/21/2023
  • 5/5/2023
  • 5/19/2023
  • 6/2/2023
  • 6/16/2023


Once hired, you will have access to helpful videos, tip sheets, and other resources to be successful in your role as a substitute.


If you have additional questions, please contact the District Substitute Coordinator at (405) 340-2216.