Apply to be a Substitute

Substitute Application Available Online

We are accepting applications for Substitute Teachers & Substitute Educational Assistants. In this position, you will work with diverse student populations and have a flexible schedule.

Initial Requirements:

  • Substitute Teachers: 60+ college credit hours
  • Education Assistants: High School Diploma

Hiring Process for Substitutes

Apply online for substitute teacher positions at APS Jobs.

Once your application has been reviewed for completeness, we will email you further instructions.

Salary Schedule for Substitutes

Visit the Substitute Salary Schedule to see salaries for substitute teachers.

Apply For or Renew a Substitute License

Contact the New Mexico Public Education Department at 505-827-5821 for information on applying or renewing a substitute teaching license.


Contact Substitute Services at (505) 889-4848 if you have any questions  about being a Substitute Teacher or apply online. Once your application has been completed with Applicant Processing and you have met all of the requirements, you are considered a substitute candidate. We will review your application and email you further instructions.

What are the requirements for a Substitute?

All applicants must have effective communication skills and must demonstrate flexibility, organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills with a diverse population.

Teacher Substitute

  • Complete online application
  • Provide transcripts documenting 60 college credit hours
  • Provide 3 professional references (including a supervisor reference)

Educational Assistant 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)