Meriden Public Schools

Substitute Teaching

How do I become a substitute teacher?

Meriden hires and schedules its own substitute teachers. Please complete an application via our website. You will be contacted shortly to fill out remaining paperwork.

What are the qualifications to be a substitute teacher?

In any Connecticut district, you must hold a Bachelor's degree to be a substitute teacher. You will be required to submit copies of transcripts showing you obtained a Bachelor's degree. If you do not hold a Bachelor's degree but have credits towards a Bachelor's or experience working with children, the district may support your application for a certification to substitute teach with the CT State Department of Education.  If you are going to be in an assignment for 40 or more consecutive days, you must be certified to teach in that particular assignment.

What paperwork will I be required to fill out to be a substitute teacher in Meriden?

You will need to be fingerprinted by the Connecticut Department of Public Safety and will need to fill out the standard forms that all employees complete (i.e. forms for tax withholding, direct deposit, I-9, etc.).

Who will pay me and how much?

Meriden Public Schools will be your employer and will be paying you. Substitute teachers in Meriden will be paid $100 a day for their service. If you serve in a position for 40 or more consecutive days and are certified for that assignment, you will be paid a higher rate.

How does a substitute teacher in Meriden select which schools, subjects, and days he/she is willing to substitute teach?

After you have filled out an application and filled out employment forms, you will be emailed a message from our automated sub caller system with a login name and PIN. It is a system called Aesop which many districts use, as well as Kelly Services. On this web site, you can enter preferred schools and subjects, as well as your schedule availability.

How will Meriden notify substitute teachers about available assignments?

Our automated substitute teacher system, Aesop, will call your phone number and you can accept assignments right over the phone. Additionally, you can view assignments online or call the Aesop phone number to browse available assignments in Meriden.

Who do I call if I have questions about any aspect of substitute teaching in Meriden?

Call the Meriden Public Schools Personnel Office at 203-630-4209.