Minimum requirements for substitute teachers vary by state. Be aware that individual school districts may have additional requirements.*

Require College Degrees
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa**
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington**
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
     
Require At Least Some College
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • Washington, D.C
Require High School Diploma or GED
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
Requirements Are Set By The District
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Tennessee

 

Links to the State Departments of Education can be found here.

*  Minimum requirements are current as of 2013, but are subject to change.  Check with your state Board of Education or School District for the most current requirements.

** Teaching Certificate Required