Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teacher Workshop 

Please contact subcaller@capetigers.com to schedule an appointment for training.

Training Schedule - MASKS REQUIRED
Thursday, September 24, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at 301 N. Clark.
All fingerprint applications MUST include :
Cape Girardeau Public Schools OCA-School
District Code: 061-096
DESE ORI#:  MO920320Z 
Registration #0325

Applications without these codes will have to be redone for a duplicate cost.

Please contact:
Deb Tracy/Sub-Caller at (573) 332-1858 or subcaller@capetigers.com
or Willetta Brookins at (573) 335-1867 or brookinsw@capetigers.com if you plan to attend.


If you desire to be a substitute teacher and have not completed the necessary paperwork you are still welcome to attend the workshop.

Substitute Applications 

Cape Girardeau Public School District encourages you to apply with our
Online Application System for the position listed as "Substitute Application Pool". If you are unable to do this, please call Willetta Brookins (contact information below). After completing an application online a packet will be mailed to your address for you to complete and submit back to us with additional required information.  You may also pick up a packet at 301 N. Clark.  YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SUB UNTIL YOU FILL OUT THIS PACKET.


A Content Substitute certificate may be granted to an individual who is at least 21 years of age, has a high school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED) or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and has successfully completed a minimum of twenty (20) clock hours of department-approved substitute teacher training that includes professionalism, honoring diversity, engaging students, foundational classroom management techniques, basic instructional strategies, supporting students with special needs, and working with at-risk youth.  Approved training is available here: Frontline Education.  A training with Cape Girardeau Public Schools will also be required for every applicant.  Please be sure to view the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Substitute Teacher Processes website.

We will accept online applications for Substitute Teachers at any time. 

Substitute Compensation

Substitutes who do not have a college degree will receive $90.00 per full day and $45.00 per half day.

Substitutes who have a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree will receive $100.00 per full day and $50.00 per half day.

The compensation of substitute teachers is approved annually by the Board. Substitutes will be paid only for the days they teach.

When substitutes have completed all requirements and begin to work in the District they will receive a $50.00  remuneration, in their first paycheck, to help cover eligibility fees. 

NEW Substitute Incentive Plan!

Substitute 10 days a month = $100
Substitute 10 days a month for 7 months = $100
Must work a full day to qualify, two half days can be combined to qualify as a full day
Long-term substitute assignments are not eligible 

Contact Information

For more information concerning Substitute Teaching, contact
Willetta Brookins at the Central Administration Office, 573-335-1867.