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Join our team! Substitute teachers are an integral part of Charleston R-I Schools! We value their service, as they contribute to student achievement through their commitment to quality education.
Charleston R-I needs talented individuals to work with our students. We offer flexible hours, a supportive working environment, and competitive wages.
The daily rates* for degreed substitutes are $90.00 short-term / $186.73 long-term.
For non-degreed substitutes, the daily rates* are $85.00 short-term / $100.00 long-term.


If you are interested in becoming a Charleston R-I substitute teacher, please complete and submit the application below. If you have any questions, contact Charleston R-I Central Office at 573-683-3776.


All substitutes are required to have a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) issued substitute teaching certificate. If you do not already have this certificate, we will help guide you through the process. 
UPDATE: At its August meeting, the State Board of Education approved the 20 hour online training option for obtaining a substitute certificate. This rule will go into effect late December 2021. DESE will begin working with the training vendor to tentatively open the required training later in the fall. This will allow the opportunity for interested individuals to complete the training prior to December and be ready to submit a substitute application when the rule becomes effective in late December. Notification will be provided when the training is available.
NOTE: Individuals with valid Missouri teaching certificates who wish to substitute teach in a school district are no longer required by DESE to apply for a substitute certificate. This includes individuals who hold an initial professional, career continuous professional, lifetime, student services, administration, provisional, and/or temporary certificate. There are restrictions on the number of hours a retired teacher may substitute teach. If, at any time, the educator allows his/her teaching certificate to expire, then a substitute certificate would be required.
DESE Substitute Certificate Process:

DESE Substitute Certificate Checklist:

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Charleston R-I School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information or testing, family & medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Minorities & Success:

Charleston R-I partners with "Minorities & Success" to advertise open job positions.
*Daily rates as of September 2021.