Under the Hawaii Department of Education, anyone with a bachelor’s degree or higher can be deemed eligible for a substitute teaching position within the Hawaii Public School system. However, candidates who have completed a State-Approved Teacher Education Program (SATEP) are given first priority.
The substitute teacher application process involves the following:
Interview: Substitute teacher applicants are required to arrange an interview with a school administrator to discuss placement. Once candidates are placed on the “preferred list,” they are eligible for substitute teaching jobs throughout the entire Hawaii Public School system.