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Substitute Teaching Information, Pay, and Application

The Moniteau County R-1 School District's (California, MO) substitute teacher qualifications include a high school diploma, 60 college credit hours and a Content Substitute certificate from DESE.


The California School District pays $95 per day for substituting, and pay can increase to $206.95 per day for long-term placement.

The Following will all need to be completed before eligible to substitute:



  • Watch "Safe School Videos". The link to the videos will be emailed to you at the email address provided in your application.
  • Apply on DESE for your Substitute Certificate - For certified substitute teaching, 60+ college credit hours)


The 20 hours of online training to be a substitute teacher is now available through Frontline Education. A Content Substitute certificate may now be granted to an individual who has successfully completed a minimum of twenty (20) clock hours of department-approved substitute teacher training. Training is now available at the link below. Technical assistance for any issues or questions regarding the online training is provided by Frontline and can be accessed at the link below;


On your first day subbing for the California School District, please stop by Central office located in the middle school to fill out your payroll paperwork. (W-9, W-4, Direct Deposit)