Whether you’re already a passionate educator or a newcomer curious about teaching, becoming a substitute teacher gives you flexibility to explore the profession of teaching on your own terms.
In this guide, we’ll explain what you need to become a substitute teacher in the vibrant city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Let’s begin, shall we?
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Substitute teaching offers a unique opportunity for those who are interested or passionate about education but seeking flexibility in their career. It can be an incredibly rewarding experience, contributing to the growth of young minds and growing your own skills.
As a substitute teacher, you’ll have the chance to:
If any of this sounds appealing to you, then substitute teaching might be right for you! Keep reading to find out how to become an educator today.
Before we dive into the steps to start subbing with us in NOLA, it’s helpful to know everything you need. Here’s an overview of the minimum qualifications when you sub with Scoot:
Substitute teachers in Louisiana do not have a state certification requirement. So you don’t need to obtain one.
There is no age requirement to become a sub with us in New Orleans! However, if you apply to different parishes or school districts, you will need to meet their age requirements which are typically around 20-21 years of age.
You also don’t need to have prior teaching experience to start subbing in Louisiana. However, having some would help you secure a substitute teaching position and set you up for success.
Requirements differ across different school districts and agencies in Louisiana. We’ve simplified the process to get you started as fast as 1 week!
Here’s how you can become a substitute teacher in New Orleans with Scoot Education.
First, begin your application with Scoot online.
You’ll answer some screening questions and upload your resume (if you have one). If you don’t have one, you can fill out our auto-generated questions that build a resume for you.
Then we’ll see if you’re a good match with us. Some things we check for are:
If your application passed the review stage, you’ll then hop on a phone screen with one of our consultants. What is the phone screen?
The phone screen is just a quick 15-minute call to get to know you. We’ll ask about:
Your answers inform us if we have the kind of work that fits your needs.
After you’ve passed your phone screen, we’ll set up a virtual interview with you. This interview will be 30-45 minutes long over video call.
We’ll ask you about your ideal commute time, preferences for grade levels, and more to make sure that you only get assignments that suit your needs!
Before the interview
To streamline the interview process, please upload proof of any teaching credentials you may have. Credentials are NOT needed, but can boost your hiring chances and earn you a higher pay down the road.
Next, you’ll upload 3 professional references. One of them must be from a current or former supervisor.
Make sure to list people who have worked closely with you and can speak positively about who you are as a person and teammate.
That’s it! Once we’ve reviewed your references talking about how awesome you are, we’ll send your official offer letter to your email inbox.
Once you sign, we’ll lead you through your onboarding steps to become an active Scoot sub ready for bookings.
We want to ensure you’ll start earning your paycheck soon after you start subbing.
You’ll upload these items:
Lastly, you’ll pass a criminal background check by getting fingerprinted!
Your submitted fingerprints will be checked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) databases for any criminal records.
How do I get fingerprinted?
To pass a background check, follow the steps below:
How much does the fingerprint appointment fee cost?
Fingerprinting fees cost around $40 when you go through the school district’s fingerprinting process.
If you apply with Scoot Education, we reimburse the entire fingerprinting cost in your first paycheck. You don’t need to pay any upfront cost!
How will I know I passed the background check?
Once you’ve uploaded a copy of your results to your applicant portal, we’ll be checking closely for your results to get back. It should take no longer than 72 hours.
Once we see you’ve passed, you become a fully activated Scoot sub! This means you can start subbing immediately.
A substitute teacher’s pay in New Orleans depends on assignment length, type of role, school, and certificate level.
On average, Louisiana substitute teachers are paid $110 per full day or $25,921 annually.
The highest-earning substitute earns $38,777 per year according to Indeed.
Subbing with an agency means feeling supported in your work as a substitute teacher and getting benefits that subs without agencies don’t have.
Here are some of the benefits of subbing with Scoot Education: