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Why subs choose Scoot

Our educators enjoy flexible schedules and excellent pay.

Best pay

We off market-leading pay and guaranteed hours (if you want it!).

Best tech

Our tech makes creating your schedule and accepting substitute jobs easy.

Best support

Our staff provides ongoing coaching to help you in your teaching journey.

Hear from
people like you

“They pay attention to the details and match candidates already aligned and fit to our school’s culture and model. I’m so grateful for Scoot!”

Vanessa Garza Principal
Girls Athletics Leadership School

“My experience with Scoot has been fulfilling in ways I didn’t even anticipate. My Scoot Consultant made me feel welcomed in a space that was new to me”

Keyon T. Substitute Educator
Multi grades

“Scoot provides outstanding customer services.

My consultant goes the extra mile to ensure that staffing needs are met – no matter the position, big or small!”

Edana St. Pierre Assistant School Leader
KIPP Raices Academy

“They’re really good at matching you up with the opportunities that are right for you. I’m a theater person and they’ve found places where I fit in.”

Laura S. Substitute Educator
Multi grades

“I can always connect with my Scoot team for any concerns and questions. Our students and staff have grown to love the Scoot subs and we are excited to have them join our staff permanently.”

Traci Blinn PHMS Registrar
Paradise Schools

“I like being able to move around schools and having a consultant to contact day-to-day.”

Geo M. Substitute Educator
TeachStart Fellow

How to become a sub in New Jersey

Take these steps to access school positions in general education, special education, admin support, and support staff.

If you need help with the application, feel free to reach out to your local team.

Step one

Submit your application and required documents.

For New Jersey, you’ll need to:

  • Have an associate or bachelor’s degree, or 30+ college credits
  • Provide 3 professional references including at least one supervisor
  • Clear fingerprints with the Office of Student Protection Unit (OSP) (we reimburse up to $90 of the cost)
  • Get a Tuberculosis (TB) test at your local urgent care or city health department
  • To maximize teaching opportunities, obtain either a 60-credit, 30-credit, or career and technical education substitute teaching credential
Step two

Jump on a quick phone call with a Scoot Education consultant.

Expect to briefly go over your certifications, if any, and prior experience working with students.

We’ll also ask about what you’re looking to get out of teaching and what schools or grade levels you’re open to subbing for. That way, we know how much work is available.

Step three

Go through a more in-depth virtual interview.

If it seems like we might be a good fit, we’ll schedule a longer conversation to really get to know you, your needs, career aspirations, and more.

Step four

Get onboarded as a substitute educator and meet your designated consultant.

We onboard you as soon as you pass the interview and we receive all of your required documents. You’ll be introduced to your designated consultant who will support with all of your future bookings, questions, and professional development.

Step five

Set your availability on Scoot2Work.

Utilize our handy-dandy app to set exactly when you want to work and for how long. You also use our app to let us know each morning that you’re Ready2Work to grab any last-minute school bookings.

We’ll consider distance, preferences, and school aspirations to handpick opportunities that match with what you’re looking for.

Have a

We’ve got you. Find fast answers in our FAQ.

When do I get reimbursed for the background check?

Expect to receive your reimbursement via your first paycheck when you start teaching with us.

But if you’re located in California and get your background check at a Wellnessmart, we cover the fee upfront. There is no out-of-pocket expense to you.

How do I prepare for the interview?
How do I find out what schools you partner with in my area?

The best way to find out is by calling your local office. Your local consultant can provide more information on whether or not we operate in your neighborhood.

Do I get to see available assignments and choose my own?

You won’t be able to search for assignments through the Scoot2Work app, you will be contacted directly first by phone, email, and text message.

At Scoot, we believe the best way to put the right teacher into the right classroom is by carefully selecting which teachers are invited to fill each vacancy and that’s why we don’t offer a select-your-own approach.

Are there any paraprofessional opportunities?

Many of our school partners request paraprofessionals! Call your local office to find out if there are a lot of parapro roles in your area.