Substitute Application Process
If you wish to apply for a classroom substitute teaching position, a DESE substitute certificate or teaching certificate is required. There is no certification required to be a clerical-only substitute.
APPLYING FOR A SUBSTITUTE CERTIFICATE
(Current MO Teaching Certificate holders do not need to apply for a substitute certificate and can skip to the section titled “Submit a Substitute Teacher Application”)
Those wishing to become a classroom substitute must apply with DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) for Substitute Certificate. Certificates cost $50.00 payable to DESE upon submission of an application. DESE requires 36 or more college credit hours or the successful completion of a 20-hour online Frontline-based program. Transcripts or a Frontline completion certificate must be mailed to the DESE Educator Certification Center after applying on the DESE website. The link for the Frontline program and further details about Substitute Certificates can be found on the DESE website under “Content Substitute.”
COMPLETING A FEDERAL FINGERPRINT BACKGROUND CHECK
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Nixa Public Schools require each substitute candidate to complete a Federal Fingerprint Background Check, using a registration code specific to our District that communicates with both DESE and Nixa Public Schools. (Applicants are responsible for the $41.75 fee.)
Unfortunately, Background Checks completed for other agencies or school districts do not list Nixa Public Schools as a Requesting Agency and are not valid for our District. To schedule a Federal Fingerprint Background Check, click here and use a registration code from the options below.
- 0428 - Classroom Substitutes (Teachers and paraprofessionals)
- 0430 - Clerical Only Substitutes
SUBMITTING A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER APPLICATION
To complete an online Substitute application for Nixa Public Schools, click here. Following your submission of your application, a member of our Human Resources department will contact you via email to move forward with the onboarding process.
Please feel free to contact our office with any questions, and thank you for your interest in becoming a Substitute for Nixa Public Schools!
Human Resources Office
Phone: (417) 724-6270