Substitute Teaching Opportunities

We are always looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers and instructional assistants.

Sub and Save the Day!

FCPS needs substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, and anyone who wants a flexible work schedule. Like many school districts across the region and country, FCPS is looking for kind and caring substitute teachers to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers need to be out of the building. If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher or a substitute instructional assistant, you ae able parameters for the days you are available, the grade levels you would like to teach, or the schools where you want to assist!

Substitute Teacher and Substitute Instructional Assistant Information Sessions

For external candidates looking to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant.

  • Sessions are held virtually weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session.
    • Upcoming Sessions
      • August 17, 24, 31
      • September 7, 14, 21, 28
      • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Sign up for an upcoming session

Are You Ready to Apply?

Find out what you will need to apply for a substitute teacher position at FCPS.

We value our substitutes. They are essential members of every school’s team. Substitute teaching is a great option for:

  • Stay-at-Home Parents
  • Retired Teachers
  • College Students
  • Part-Time Workers

If you want to earn money while making a difference in your community, consider subbing!

Interested in Becoming a Substitute Teacher?

The first step to becoming an FCPS substitute teacher is to fill out an application. Once an interested candidate’s application, orientation, and background check are completed and approved, hired substitutes can expect to step into a classroom within a week!

Learn more about the application process and requirements.

See Substitute Pay Schedule for the 2022-23 school year.

Health and Safety in Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS’ priority is the health and safety of everyone in our schools and offices. Layered prevention strategies, including universal mask-wearing, are in place and are keeping schools safe. As you consider joining our team, learn more about our layered prevention strategies so you will feel safe and comfortable in your new role.

View Instructional Opportunities

Includes Teacher, School Counselor, Librarian, Instructional Assistant and Substitute Teacher and Assistant positions.

HR Connection

Question for Human Resources? Submit it through the HR Connection portal or call 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.