Human Resources and Educator Quality
Become a Guest Teacher (Instructional Substitute)

Please read all information below regarding the application process before applying.

Application Process

1)  Apply Online: You must complete an online application to be considered for a Pasco County Schools Guest Teacher. Go to:

  • Search "Guest Teacher" (Instructional Substitute) and click "apply."
  • Complete your online application and upload the copy of your training certificate

2)  Schedule an interview: Candidates for Instructional Guest Teacher positions are required to interview with one of the District's HR Representatives and be recommended for hire before they are able to become a guest teacher.  Instructions on how to schedule an interview will be emailed to you.

3)   Complete Hiring Process: After the interview, if recommended for hire, you will be sent an email with instructions for completing the hiring process. Specific tasks will include completing hiring paperwork and getting fingerprinted. Background screening is required for all employees before they are able to start working.The cost of fingerprinting is $61.25         .

4) Attend an Onboarding Session: The final step in the hiring process will be for you to attend an onboarding session at the District office in Land O' Lakes. Once your hiring paperwork is completed, you will be scheduled a time to meet with an Onboarding Representative to bring in your original I-9 documents. A list of acceptable documents can be found here:
At this session, an Onboarding Representative will complete a final review of all required paperwork with you and answer any additional questions you may have. You will also receive communication from SubCentral within one week from the onboarding session regarding access to the SmartFind substitute system.
If you have questions at any time through the hiring process, please contact Sub-Central at 813-792-2490.

Salary Information

Regular Guest Teacher (1-10 days):
  • High school diploma or GED - $75.00 per day
  • Bachelor's degree or higher - $80.00 per day
  • Retired teacher or current teaching certificate - $80.00 per day
Long-Term Guest Teacher (11-29 days):
  • Compensation is $100.00 per day beginning on day eleven. Rate does not vary by degree.

Professional Guest Teacher (30 days or more):

  • Bachelor's degree in a "certified" subject  AND a current teaching certificate - $160.00 per day
  • Applicable when substituting for teachers on leaves of 30 days or more
 Important Considerations for Guest Teachers:
  • Ability to work on short notice
  • Ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Teacher
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Successfully complete the District's Online Guest Teacher Training Program- 20 hour course
  • Work a minimum of 10 days per semester.

Important Information

2020 - 2021 Pay Dates
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Help Line: 866-389-1245

Employee User Guide

Substitute User Guide

For more information, contact Sub Central