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Substitute Teaching

Filling a Critical Need

Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to get on a career path or a retired educator, substituting for MMSD offers stable employment, a flexible schedule and meaningful job opportunity. 

Substituting with us offers a work/life balance, daily or long term assignments  and can provide a path into permanent employment with MMSD. Choose a career that offers you opportunities in professional development while making a difference for Madison students.

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Certified  Sub Teacher: $182.34/ $228.69 daily pay rate; Requires active WI DPI Teaching Certification

Permit Sub Teacher $182.34/ $228.69 daily pay rate; Requires active WI DPI Substitute license. MMSD offers paid substitute training

Sub Special Education Assistant (SEA):$17.76/hour; Requires active WI DPI Special Education Aide certification. MMSD offers to pay the certification fee. 

Sub Secretary: $24.52/hour. Experience providing front desk support is preferred. 

Sub Hearing Interpreter: $25.77. Requires fluency in sign language. 

MMDS Retiree Substitute Application: Pay varies by position. Must have retired from MMSD

Pupil Service Subs: Pay based on degree and years of experience. Requires Master Degree in content area and an active WI DPI license in degree area. 

Sub School Nurse: Pay based on degree and years of experience. Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and licenced as a Registered Nurse.


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Looking for an opportunity at a specific school?

MMSD does not post specific school/department vacancies for many of our positions. Instead, we have general "pool" postings. This allows us to collect applications and evaluate who are the best candidates for our schools/departments based on their strengths, interests, and availability. When you are notified you are moving on in the general pool, you are referred for school-specific vacancies as they become available. Our principals decide which referred candidates are best qualified for their vacancies. If you decline an opportunity to interview for a specific position, you remain in the pool and are eligible for other opportunities, unless you contact HR and ask to be removed from the applicant pool completely.