Candidates interested in becoming a substitute teacher for Waconia Public Schools must hold a Minnesota teaching license issued by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board or a short-call substitute license.
The substitute teacher pay rate is $125 for a full day and $62.50 for a half day.
If you do not have a Minnesota teaching license or a short-call license, then you must complete and pass the STEDI SubSkills Online Training Course and provide a copy of your SubDiploma to the HR Department before your application will be processed.
Candidates who do not currently hold a Minnesota limited short-call license or standard teaching license, but have completed the STEDI SubSkills training course, will have to apply for a short-call license with the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. This will need to be completed prior to attending the new-substitute orientation.
If you need assistance while applying for the short-call license, please contact the Minnesota Department of Education directly at (651) 539-4200.
Eligibility for Substitute Educational Assistant Positions:
Candidates interested in becoming a substitute educational assistant for Waconia Public Schools must have a high school diploma or GED. Previous experience working with children is preferred. The substitute educational assistant pay rate is $13.50 per hour.
Eligibility for Regular (Non-Substitute) Educational Assistant Positions:
Candidates interested in becoming a regular (non-substitute) educational assistant must have an A.A. degree, at least two years of study at an institution of higher education (a minimum of 60 semester credits), or a passing score on the ParaPro assessment. Information on completing the ParaPro assessment can be found on Metro ECSU's website at www.metroecsu.org/programsServices/paraPro/index.html.
Eligibility for Substitute Building Cleaner and Nutritional Assistant Positions:
Candidates interested in becoming a substitute Building Cleaner and Nutritional Assistant for Waconia Public Schools must have a high school diploma or GED. The substitute Building Cleaner and Nutritional Assistant pay rate is $12.25 per hour.
Candidates with a Bachelor's degree:
Interested candidates who do not hold a Minnesota teaching license or a short-call substitute license may be eligible to provide substitute teaching services if they have a bachelor’s degree. Please refer to the information listed under the Teacher Substitutes located above.
Candidates must complete an online application.
Applications will be reviewed by the HR Department. Applicants meeting requirements and a specific need of the District will be contacted by a Human Resources representative to complete a criminal background check and schedule an orientation.
Waconia Public Schools will only contact applicants who have provided complete application materials, including references.
For questions regarding Substitute services, contact:
Human Resources Coordinator