Substitute Information

Substitute Information

How to Become a Substitute Teacher

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) desires to have the best qualified teaching and non-teaching substitutes to serve the students of our school district.


Substitute teachers are needed for all grade levels and subject areas. Substitute teaching candidates must complete an online application and have a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter hours from a Professional Standards Commission (PSC) approved college or university. Substitute employees are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal record check. Substitutes employed in Gwinnett County Public Schools work on an as-needed basis.

Step 1 – Complete an Online Application

Step 2 – Upload Required Documents
- A copy of your college diploma or transcripts (on school letterhead) showing completion of at least 60 semester or 90 quarter hours from a regionally accredited college or university.

- A copy of the GCPS Substitute Teacher Training Program Certification of Completion with a composite score of at least 75%. If you hold a valid or expired professional teaching certificate, or you have completed a practicum or student teaching in Gwinnett County, you are exempt from the GCPS Substitute Teacher Training Program.

Step 3 – Monitor Application for Completion
Your application is complete when Steps 1 & 2 are satisfied and a supervisory Reference Survey has been received.


Substitute Compensation
Substitute salary schedules are available through the Compensation Center.

Gwinnett County Public Schools is using the Aesop Substitute Placement & Management System district-wide. This automated system allows employees to request a substitute and for substitutes to receive and accept assignments by telephone or internet. Please click on Aesop Substitute Placement & Management System to view the training video or Sample Call from Aesop to familiarize yourself with this system. We are working to develop a system that will meet the needs of Gwinnett County Public Schools so some of the features described in the video may not be available in our system.

Please access the Aesop system either online at or by calling 1-800-942-3767 to set up your profile. Your User ID is your telephone number, including the area code, and your PIN is your five digit zip code.

We are glad you have chosen Gwinnett County Public Schools as a place to work. Your work and dedication will continue the expansion and improvement of our community and have a tremendous impact on the lives of our children.

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