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Become a Substitute Teacher in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ substitute teaching requirements are determined by local schools and/or districts. Contact individual district(s) to learn more about their requirements and application process and visit Massachusetts’ DESE for their school and district directory.

Boston Public Schools have a separate substitute hiring process. Visit Teach in Boston for more information on how to become a substitute teacher within the Boston Public School System.

Learn more about how to become a teacher in Massachusetts.