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Substitute Teaching

How to Apply

Putnam City Schools is now hiring qualified substitutes for the 2019-2020 school year. A current Oklahoma teaching certificate or four-year degree is preferred, but not required.  
If interested, please fill out an application (at right) or come by our Human Capital Department to pick up an application. Our address is 5401 NW 40th St. When you return your completed application you should include:

  1. Two forms of ID (Driver license and Social Security card, passport, or birth certificate)
  2. A voided check or letter from your bank for direct deposit
  3. A receipt from the OSBI background check printed at the Department of Education
    (do not go to a satellite office)
  4. Your current teaching certificate or college transcripts (if applicable)
  5. Completed GCN online tutorials (information included in application packet)

Substitutes are utilized on an as-needed basis and are called by an automated system.  Substitute job openings are also posted online in our absence reporting system.  
Certified substitute teachers are paid $75 per day for the first 20 days worked and $80 per day thereafter. Substitutes without active teacher certification receive $60 per day for the first 20 days worked and $65 per day thereafter. Teacher assistant positions receive $55 per day.

For more information about substitute teaching in Putnam City schools, call the district’s substitute office at 495-5200, ext. 1232, or email


Substitute Application

To become a substitute teacher in Putnam City Schools, you need to fill out the application for new substitute teachers or the application for returning substitute teachers, as appropriate for you, and provide documentation. The application is available on this website (above links) or can be picked up at the district's Human Capital office, 5401 N.W. 40th.

Substitute Handbook

Putnam City's substitute handbook details the information needed to serve successfully as a substitute teacher in the district. Requirements to be hired, compensation, training, school addresses and phone numbers and much more is included in the handbook.