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Posted January 11, 2017

Wanted: Substitute Teachers

APS is hiring hundreds of subs who can fill in for teachers when they are ill, in training or in cases of emergency.

Albuquerque Public Schools wants to hire more than 200 substitute teachers to continue instruction when classroom teachers need to take a sick day, attend training or in cases of emergency.

The pool of substitutes has decreased over the years as a result of a national teacher shortage. Many APS substitutes are filling in on a long-term basis as the district attempts to fill a growing number of teacher vacancies. That, in turn, has had an impact on the number of substitutes available to fill in on a short-term basis. 

“Albuquerque Public Schools, like the rest of the nation, is feeling the impact of a teacher shortage that is making it harder to fill some positions, and that is having a trickle-down effect on our substitute teachers,” said Antonio Gonzales, Interim Superintendent for Human Resources.

Attend one of our Substitute Teacher Job Fair:
  • 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Carlos Rey Elementary

In an effort to make sure students continue learning when their teachers need to take a day off, the district is stepping up efforts to find qualified substitute teachers.

APS expects its substitute teachers to have at least 60 hours of college credit hours, have effective communication skills and demonstrate flexibility, organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills with a diverse population. Applicants also must have three professional references including one from a supervisor.

To apply for a substitute teaching job, fill out an online application.

The district also is looking for educational assistant substitutes.

To become an EA substitute:

  • Complete online application
  • Must be eligible for a Level 3 EA license
  • 48 approved college credits or pass the paraeducators test
  • Must be 18 years old to be eligible for elementary positions
  • Must be 21 years old to be eligible for secondary assignments
  • Provide 3 professional references (including a supervisor reference)
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