• SUBSTITUTE SERVICES
  • Substitute Positions and Educational Requirements


    POSITION 


    PURPOSE


    MINIMUM 

    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 

    Day-to-Day Substitute 

    Paraprofessional 

    Provides support in the classroom during the absence of a paraprofessional.

    High School Diploma 

    Day-to-Day Substitute 

    Nurse and Certified Licensed Practical Nurse Instructors 

    Provides health services to students during the absence of a school nurse.

    Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse License

    Day-to-Day Substitute 

    (Teachers, Counselors and Social Workers) 

    Instructs and provides support to students during the absence of a school-based professional.

    A Bachelor’s degree 

    (A Pennsylvania Department of Education-issued certification(s) is preferred, but not required) 

    Or 

    60 semester hours or the equivalent of courses and currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program in a Pennsylvania college or university that is accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. 

    Day-to-Day Substitute 

    (Teachers, Counselors and Social Workers)

    Building Substitute

    Assigned to one school location and required to work every day.

    Instructs and provides support to students during the absence of a school-based professional or paraprofessional.

    For further information, please review the Building Substitute - E-Learning Model below which outlines the guidelines for this model.

    A Bachelor’s degree 

    (A Pennsylvania Department of Education-issued certification(s) is preferred, but not required) 

    Or 

    60 semester hours or the equivalent of courses and currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program in a Pennsylvania college or university that is accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. 

    Full-Time Substitutes 

    (Teachers, Counselors and Social Workers) 

    Instruct and provide support to students for forty (40) consecutive days or longer in the same assignment. The assignment must be for the vacancy or absence of a school-based professional (Teachers, Counselors and Social Workers).

    A Bachelor’s degree 
    (A Pennsylvania Department of Education-issued certification(s) is preferred, but not required) 

    Or 

    60 semester hours or the equivalent of courses and currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program in a Pennsylvania college or university that is accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. 

    Para2Sub Eligible Paraprofessional Employees 

    Instructs and provides support to students during the absence of a school-based teacher.

    Please review the Para2Sub Next Steps for Participation and Para2Sub FAQ documents below which outline the guidelines for this initiative.

     

    A Bachelor’s degree

    And
    A Pennsylvania Department of Education-issued certification(s) or A Pennsylvania Department of Education-issued Day-to-Day Substitute Teaching Emergency Permit
     

    And

    Successful completion of the District substitute teacher training program

    And

    Received Principal recommendation

     


  • Para2Sub Initiative

    In an effort to address the substitute shortage across the district and encourage paraprofessionals to pursue a teaching career, Human Resources in partnership with the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT) has developed the Para2Sub initiative. Para2Sub creates an incentive for paraprofessionals who hold at least a bachelor's degree to serve as a day-to-day substitute in their own school building for additional pay.

    For more information on the Para2Sub initiative, please review the documentes below.