Dedicated subs can earn $120-150 per day.

By Ashlee Green

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The Pittsburgh Public School (PPS) District has further extended its plans to return most students to in-person classes from Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 to Monday, Jan. 4, 2021*, and they are in need of dedicated substitute teachers for the school year. Dedicated subs report to the same building daily to assist in both coverage of the classroom and day-to-day operations. 

“We recognize that substitute teachers play an important role in school culture and student achievement, become involved in and out of the classroom, and form healthy relationships with the entire school community,” said Superintendent Anthony Hamlet in a press release. “We are looking for committed individuals who can step into those big shoes.”

Substitute teachers can earn $120-150 per day, depending on the school where they are placed. Opportunities for future full-time employment are possible. Preference for both part-time dedicated substitutes and full-time teachers is given to substitutes who hold a Pennsylvania teaching certification. If you do not hold a certification, you are still eligible to be hired by PPS, but you must have a bachelor’s degree in any major and complete a Teacher Prep Program. 

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*This article originally appeared in print and information has been updated following the PPS board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.

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