Guest Teacher Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Guest Teacher (substitute) in the Pendergast School District. The first step in becoming a Guest Teacher is to obtain a substitute certificate or hold a current teaching certificate. All certificates must be issued by the Arizona Department of Education.

For the 2017-2018 school year, Pendergast Elementary School District has contracted with Educational Services, Inc. (ESI) to provide guest teachers (substitute) for our twelve schools. To submit a substitute teacher application please click on the following link: https://educationalservicesinc.com/.

The Department of Education will issue a Substitute Certificate to individuals who have a bachelor's degree in any area and have obtained a Fingerprint Clearance Card.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE?

To apply for a Substitute Certificate, you will need to complete and submit the following items to the Arizona Department of Education:

  1. Application for Certification
  2. Fingerprint Clearance Card
  3. Official Transcripts

HOW DO I OBTAIN AN APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION?

Contact the Arizona Department of Education at (602) 542-4367 or visit their website at www.ade.az.gov/certification. The Arizona Department of Education is located at 1535 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ.

HOW DO I OBTAIN A FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE CARD?

Contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (602) 223-2279. Fingerprint clearance takes six (6) to twelve (12) weeks.

ONCE I HAVE MY CERTIFICATE, HOW MANY DAYS CAN I WORK AS A GUEST TEACHER?

A substitute certificate allows you to substitute teach a maximum of 120 days per school per school year. Your certificate will be valid for six (6) years.

Note: There is no teaching limit placed on any valid K-12 Arizona teaching certificate.

WHAT WILL I EARN AS A GUEST TEACHER?

1-30 days: Grades K-6 at $90.00 per day, Grades 7-8 at $95.00 per day

31+ days: Grades K-6 at $95.00 per day, Grades 7-8 at $100.00 per day