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It’s hard to be a parent and have to choose between staying at home with your kids or your career. But what if you could still be a SAHM or SAHD and be able to work?

Good news! With substitute teaching, you can!

Flexible schedules with great pay

Being a substitute teacher means you can contribute financially to your household while still maintaining a flexible schedule and upholding your Mommy or Daddy duties!

If you hate monotony and thrive in varied environments where you’re given a chance to take charge and be creative yet strategic, then substitute teaching is for you!

Why SAHM and SAHD make great substitutes

As a parent, you’re well-versed in children and have the personality necessary to provide students with a fun and meaningful day of learning.

You understand the pain points of students and how to relate to them. You are already passionate and empathetic and want to see our future generations receive the best education they can.

Reasons to substitute teach

Think about it! While your kids are at school, you can pick up a substitute job as your schedule allows and still be able to get the kids to soccer in the evening.

  • You’ll get out of the house and your identity will be more than just “Mom” or “Dad”.
  • You’ll change lives outside of your own family.
  • You’ll be able to contribute financially to your household without having to get a full-time job or sacrificing time with your kids!
  • You’ll help solve the massive teacher shortage occurring in California and help students achieve a continuous day of learning.

If you’re eager to make a difference in your community, consider becoming a substitute teacher with Scoot. We’ll guide you through the application process and continue supporting you when you start teaching in the classroom!

What do I have to do to start substitute teaching?

For specific instructions for your state, find the corresponding guide in our blog.

For the most part, the process looks like this:

  1. Pass a background check and health screening (Some staffing companies like Scoot Education help cover the cost for these.)
  2. Provide 3 professional references
  3. Complete a phone screen and interview

Depending on where you’re located, you will likely get more flexible work opportunities if you have a substitute teacher certification or authorization. We break down the steps to get these certificates in our state-specific guides as well.

Ready to just get started already? Awesome, let’s solve the teacher shortage together and get quality educators into classrooms!

Apply now