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Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers

Every day will be different for a substitute teacher. Assignments vary based on the school and the need, from 7th grade Social Studies to full-day Pre-School. Every experience is unique and full of learning opportunities for both the substitute teacher and the students. 

Substitute Training

Gadsden Elementary School District #32 offers an opportunity once a year for individuals to become certified substitute teachers in our district. The training is a three-day event which prepares future substitute teachers to step into our classroom, understand the curriculum, and be ready to provide instruction. Our substitute teacher training is a unique experience that aims to provide a strong foundation for individuals looking to support our students and teachers across the district. 

 Please contact the district office for more information regarding Substitute Teacher Training, (928) 627-6540.

Substitute Teacher Certificate Requirements

Certificates are valid for one school year, expiring on July 1. The certificate allows the individual to work only in the district that verifies employment in the absence of a certified teacher. Substitute teachers will not be issued contracts for their work with the district and will be called in to sub on a need basis. 

The following requirements must all be met for the initial Emergency Substitute Certificate processing: 

  • The individual must have an associate's degree, high school diploma, or GED and must be able to provide official high school transcripts with diploma posted or official university/college transcripts with posted high school graduation date. 
  • The Request Form for Issue of Emergency Substitute Certificate must be completed and signed by the school district superintendent. 
  • Individuals must provide a photocopy of a valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Identity Verified Prints (IVP) fingerprint card. 

For more information visit: http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/fingerprint-clearance-card-ivp/

  • Provide a money order, cashiers check, or personal check made payable to the Arizona Department of Education in the amount of $60. Fees are non-refundable. 


Please contact the district office for more information, (928)627-6540.



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Location: Gadsden Elementary School District Office - 1350 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. San Luis, AZ 85349