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.
- Substitute teacher course: Substitute teacher courses are offered at local community schools. You can also take the course online, followed by an in-person written exam.
- Application: Contact your local school administrator for a Substitute Teaching Application. Submit the application along with the following documents:
- Copy of original Social Security card
- Official college transcript(s)
- Tuberculosis (TB) test clearance certificate no older than one year from application date
- Copy of Substitute Teacher Course Completion Certificate
- Background Check and Fingerprint Clearance