Substitute Teaching Information


  • Certified Substitutes

    CCUSD consistently seeks quality Substitute Teachers committed to giving our students the very best educational experience.  Join our team of the finest educators in Arizona by being a Substitute Teacher.  Substitutes work a flexible schedule, choosing preferred days, schools and grade levels at the daily rate of $88.00 per day.  The daily rate for Long Term teaching assignments is $130.00 per day after the 15th consecutive day on the same assignment – this is retroactive to the first day in the assignment.  The daily rate for the Semester-Long Teacher Substitutes is $145.00 per day. With at least three years teaching experience the rates go up to $98.00 per day for daily rate; $140.00 per day for long term assignments; and $155.00 per day for Semester-Long assignments.

    Substitute Certification Requirements

    If you have a Bachelor’s degree, you are eligible for a Substitute Teacher Certificate issued by the Arizona Department of Education.  Applicants must submit a valid fingerprint clearance card and official transcripts with the certificate application.  For more information, visit the AZ Department of Education website or call their office at (602) 542-4367.

    Applicants must have a valid Arizona fingerprint clearance card.  You may obtain a fingerprint clearance card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.  A packet with fingerprint card and instructions may be obtained by calling (602) 223-2279 or visiting the Arizona Department of Public Safety website.

    Application for Substitute Teaching in Cave Creek Unified School District

    After the above requirements have been met, you are ready to submit your application for employment with CCUSD.  Applications are processed according to the date they are received and/or the needs of the District. Visit our Applicant Online system to create a user account where you may apply for the Substitute Teacher Certified position. You will need to attach a copy of the following documents:

    • Copy of Arizona Teaching Certificate or Substitute Certificate
    • Copy of Valid AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card
    • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation from professional sources/supervisors
    • Transcripts (DO NOT need to be official)

    After verifications have been completed, and your application is considered a match, you will be scheduled to attend a Substitute Orientation held at the CCUSD District Office. 

    The following items are required at time of orientation:

    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Social Security Card or Passport
    • Blank voided check (for direct deposit purposes)
    • Proof of MMR Vaccination

    A thorough background check is required through Universal Background Screening at the expense of the applicant. 

     We value our Substitute Teachers
    and consider their role critical in the excellence of our schools!