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Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers



Individuals who wish to substitute teach in the Knob Noster R-VIII School District should apply online.  Candidates must present a copy of a transcript with a minimum of 60 college credit hours, a copy of their substitute certificate or Missouri Teacher's Certificate (if applicable), complete the application and background check forms. All applicants must be fingerprinted and are responsible for the fingerprinting fee.

Approved candidates will be placed on the official substitute list.


Substitute teachers in Missouri must have a Substitute Teaching Certificate issued by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Individuals with 60 semester hours of college credit may acquire a Substitute Teacher's Certificate. The application for a Substitute Teacher Certificate and a college transcript must be submitted online at the DESE website.

Retired teachers are limited to 550 hours substitute teaching annually without affecting their retirement benefits. It is the responsibility of the retired teacher to keep records on the number of hours they have worked.

Mandated Training

All employees and substitute employees of the Knob Noster School District must complete mandated training on a variety of topics.  Please click on the appropriate link below to complete the mandated training applicable to your position.  The last slide of each presentation contains a link to a verification form which must be completed prior to your employment in the District.  Thank you for your time in completing this training.  Please contact Central Office if further information or assistance is needed.

Knob Noster School District Employees

Substitute Employees of the Knob Noster School District