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Substitute Teachers & Paraprofessionals




The Dickinson Independent School District recognizes the importance of the role of the substitute teacher in the total educational program. As a substitute teacher, the function is to assist in minimizing the interruption in the students learning activities occasioned by the absence of the regular teacher. The administrative staff of DISD is prepared and willing to assist substitutes in every way possible to make substituting a worthwhile experience for both the students and substitutes. 


Click here to apply to be a substitute!







  • A minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of college (and original college transcripts).
  • Provide copy of high school diploma or high school transcripts.
  • Provide verification of teacher certification if certified.
  • Provide verification of teacher certification if certified out of state.
  • Complete the online substitute training.


 Other Requirements:


  • Completion of substitute application
  • Completion of DISD orientation
  • Clearance of Criminal History check
  • Clearance of fingerprinting
  • Identification Badge (obtained through the HR office)
  • Possess a touch-tone telephone as required by the sub-calling automated system known as AESOP



The following links contain valuable information on how to become a substitute teacher, district policy, and other useful information once you become a substitute. 


Substitute Handbook

Employee Access Center Information

Frontline Absence Management

Safety Training*


*The attached PDF document is a shortened version of the Safety Protocol Training. The extended presentation includes video, but because of limited bandwidth availability, I have provided a PDF version. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you have any questions, feedback, or concerns.

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