Thank you for your interest in becoming a Substitute Teacher at Putnam City Schools.  We take pride in utilizing qualified, capable and responsible substitute teachers to assume the demanding (but also rewarding) role in the education of students in the absence of a classroom teacher. 

Requirements for substitute teaching:

Substitute teachers must be at least 21 years of age OR have completed 40 hours of college credit.  Substitutes are utilized on an as-needed basis.  A current Oklahoma teaching certificate or four-year degree is preferred, but not required. 

Application Process

  1. Substitute applications may be accessed here. You will be required to create an account if you are applying for any job position with our District for the first time.  The substitute application process and instructions will be sent by email once the online application is received. 

  2. Complete all necessary paperwork.

  3. A National criminal history background check and fingerprinting ($58.25 fee) are required by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The applicant is responsible for any cost associated with the background check.  

  4. Applicants will be required to attend a new substitute orientation.

Returning Substitute Teachers

Returning Substitute Status Requirements

To maintain an experienced and well-trained substitute staff pool, Putnam City Schools requires all substitutes to have worked a minimum of five (5) days of the 2023-2024 school year. Substitutes who did not work the minimum of five (5) days the 2023-2024 school year may be required to reapply and submit a new background check before becoming an active substitute. 

In order to be re-activated for the 2024-2025 school year:

  1. You will be instructed to complete the yearly required GCN tutorials listed for Putnam City School employees. 

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Dessi Black

Leave Coordinator
405-495-5200, ext. 1232
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