• PPSD student

    Substitute Teaching

    Are you interested in being around students and teaching in an environment where you can build relationships and hone your craft?


  • Substitute Teachers - Per Diem (Historically Hard-To-Fill Roles)

    $200/day, Flexible Schedules

    Interested in the education field and enjoy working with young people? Providence Schools want to hear from you. The Providence Public School District is hiring per diem (as needed) substitute teachers only for our hard-to-fill vacancies, on an ongoing basis. New Rhode Island rules allow those holding associate degrees or college juniors pursuing a four-year degree to work as per diem substitutes in classrooms. As a substitute teacher, you can help students learn and thrive in a supportive educational environment. Per diem, substitute teachers work approximately seven-hour days and earn $200 per day. While a consistent schedule cannot be guaranteed, per diems have the flexibility to work three or five days a week. 

    Please see some of the hard-to-fill roles listed below:

    • Science
    • Mathematics
    • Special Education
    • Bilingual/Dual Language

    ***Please be advised that this additional bonus for consecutive days worked will expire on December 31st, 2023.

  • Long-Term Substitute Teachers

    $225/day, Union Benefits

    If you have a bachelor’s degree and a valid Rhode Island teaching certification and are looking for employment, start your career in Providence as a long-term substitute teacher. As key members of the school community, long-term substitutes oversee their own classrooms for extended periods of time. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to nurture students’ academic, social emotional needs. Long-term substitute teachers are part of the Providence Teachers Union and are eligible for some union benefits. Applicants must commit to availability five days a week.


  • Retired Substitute Teachers and Administrators

    We'd love to invite you to rejoin our classrooms to teach and inspire our future leaders. If interested, please review the following information provided below, consisting of daily rates, requirements and instructions on how to apply.

    Daily Rates: $354/Substitute Administrator
    $300/Substitute Classroom Teacher
    $244/Substitute Non-Classroom Teacher (limited positions available)
    Minimum Requirements: Must hold a valid teaching certificate issued by RIDE
    Non-PPSD Retirees Maximum Days Available : 90 days per school year

    Applications - Please read carefully - There are two separate applications for retirees. 

    1) For those who did not retire from PPSD, but meet the requirements and experience needed, please formally apply here.

    2) Former PPSD retirees please apply here to rejoin as a Retired Substitute Teacher/Administrator.