How to Become a Substitute Teacher in Round Rock, TX


The school district in Round Rock, Texas, north of Austin, requires substitute teachers to have a high school diploma or equivalent degree and meet at least one of these requirements: a certificate of completion from a formal teacher-preparation course; an associate's or higher college degree; at least two years of college; or a combination of work and education that the district believes provides an adequate substitute for college experience. If you meet these requirements, you can begin the application process by using the Round Rock district's online application system, then fill out and submit an employment packet.

Things You'll Need

  • Documents verifying your educational attainment and teacher certification
  • Social Security card
  • Completed federal I-9 form

Filing an Online Application

  • Go to the Round Rock Independent School District's substitute application Web page.

  • Read the instructions, then click the link "Begin On-Line Application or Update Current On-Line Application" at the bottom of the page.

  • Create an account. Enter your name, Social Security number and email address, then choose a user ID and password. Click "Submit." You'll immediately be asked to log in using the User ID and password you just created. Enter them and click the button to log in.

  • Click the button for "Substitute" when asked what type of position you're applying for. Click "Start Application."

  • Provide the requested information on each of the next 11 pages, and click "Continue" at the bottom of each page. Fields marked with a red arrow are required. The pages are, in order: Contact Information, Assignment Preferences, Location Preferences, Professional Information, Personal Information, Skills, Education, Certification/Licensure, Work Experience, Public Information (whether you want your personal information kept out of public records), and Criminal History (authorization and information for a background check). Clicking "Continue" on the last of the 11 pages takes you to the "Supporting Documents" page.

  • Upload documents to support your application on the "Supporting Documents" page. You can upload such things as teaching certificates, licenses and transcripts. The system accepts only files under 1 MB with the extensions .htm (HTML files), .pdf (Portable Document Format), .rtf (rich text), and .txt (plain text). It rejects all other files. Click "Continue" once you've uploaded your documents.

  • Read the "Applicant's Authorization Statement." Type "YES" in the box provided, and click "Continue." Review your application, and print it if you want a copy. Once you have provided all the required information, click the "Submit" link in the menu on the left-hand side of the application. If you neglected to provide necessary information, the system will tell you what you're missing.

Completing the Application Packet

  • Download the Round Rock schools "Employment Form Packet" for substitute teachers.

  • Fill out all forms in the packet: the district drug policy; its Internet usage policy; a "reasonable assurance" letter stating the terms of employment; an acknowledgement that you have read the district's "Handbook for Substitute Teachers"; a federal W-4 form for income tax withholding; and a direct deposit authorization form.

  • Bring the completed packet, in person, to the Substitute Office in Human Resource Services in the school district administration building. Also bring your Social Security card and a completed federal I-9 form, along with proof of eligibility to work in the United States, as described in the I-9 form. The address is 1311 Round Rock Ave. You will be notified by email whether your application has been approved.

Tips & Warnings

  • The district says the application should take about 30 minutes to complete.
  • If you can't finish your application in one sitting, you can save it and return later, using your user ID and password.
  • The district says it should take about a week to hear whether your application was accepted.
  • Make sure the district is currently accepting substitute applications. If not, there will be a notice posted on the district application page.

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