As student ambassadors, one of our most frequently asked questions is, "How can I gain experience in a classroom to decide if teaching is really for me?" There are many volunteer opportunities available but I would highly recommend substitute teaching! I have been a substitute teacher for two years now and LOVE it. I have learned so much and been able to really get my foot in the door as I network with other educators and administration. Another huge benefit is how flexible subbing is. It's the perfect college student job. Because I want you to be able to have this experience as well, I researched and compiled a list of PreK–12 substitute teaching opportunities within the BYU-PSP districts. Check them out below!
Provo School District (ESS- Every Day Counts)
$80/day, $100/day after working 10+ days
High school diploma/GED, background check
Fill out the application on the ESS website here.
Wasatch School District (Kelly Services)
Heber and Midway
At least 20 years old, high school diploma or GED
Call (800) 714-3076 or fill out this form!
Alpine School District (ESS- Every Day Counts)
Alpine, American Fork, Cedar Fort, Cedar Hills, Eagle Mountain, Fairfield, Highland, Lehi, Lindon, Orem, Pleasant Grove, Saratoga Springs, Vineyard, and Draper
$80/day in HS, $85/day in elem., jr., middle, $95/day in SpEd
At least 18 years old with a high school diploma/GED and background check
Fill out the application here and complete the online training.
Nebo School District (EDUstaff)
Santaquin, Payson, Spanish Fork, Mapleton, Springville, Salem, and Goshen
$100/day, $120/day after working 30+ days Techs: $15/hr
High School Diploma/GED, background check
Fill out the application here, select Nebo, and complete the online trainings.
Jordan School District
Copperton, Herriman, Riverton,
South Jordan, and West Jordan
$124/day, $138/day with associates degree
High School Diploma/GED, background check ($34)
On the Jordan School District website they said, "The average student will spend an entire school year with a substitute teacher over their K–12 experience. Substitutes are an integral part of the success of a student’s education. Although a substitute is only in a classroom for a short period of time, they are a teacher and they make a difference in the lives of students.”
If you'd like to learn more about substitute teaching or any of our majors, click here to schedule a meeting with a student ambassador!