East Orange School District
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Substitute Teacher Enrollment

If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher for East Orange, please carefully read the following information. 

To apply for a substitute position, we ask that you submit the following information and forms.

Information for Substitutes Transitioning from Delta T/Precision:

Attention substitute teachers transitioning from Delta T/Precision, if you are a substitute teacher transitioning back to the district from Delta T/Precision and previously worked as a substitute  for the East Orange School District, we are asking for copies of the required documentation only. Bring all copies to the enrollment session along with two forms of identification (please note that copying services will not be available.)

Required material for substitute teachers transitioning from Delta T/Precision: 

  • Copy of Teaching Certificate(s) 
  • Copy of Substitute Certificate  
  • Copy of Criminal Background Check 
  • Copy of Physical Exam and Mantoux Tuberculin Test Results (If positive, we will require chest x-rays.) 
  • Copy of Official Transcripts  
  • Supportive Form of Identification (This can include a social security card, driver's license, birth certificate/passport, etc. to support Federal Form I-9.)

Required Material:

  • Teaching Certificate(s) - Your originals must be registered in Essex County and hand delivered to LR&ES with a copy.
  • Substitute Certificate - Original must be registered in Essex County and hand-delivered to office for copying. (Not required if you have a teacher certification.) 
  • Criminal Background Check - Fingerprinting procedure for new hires is required. 
  • Copy of Physical Exam and Mantoux Tuberculin Test Results - If positive, we will require chest x-rays. 
  • Official Transcripts - Must be from a college and/or university. We will accept a copy if applicant has previously worked as a substitute in the district.
  • Supportive Form of Identification - This can include a social security card, driver's license, birth certificate/passport, etc. to support Federal Form I-9.

We need the following additional items if you have not worked as an employee of the East Orange School District:

  • Three Professional Reference Letters - (Must be originals, on letterhead, and must be signed by someone who has supervised you and makes that statement in the letter.) 
  • Three Personal Reference Letters - (Must be originals and must be from friends, not relatives.)

Items Needed to Apply for a Substitute Certificate:

We only require a substitute certificate if applicant does not have an active New Jersey substitute teaching certification or teaching certification.

  • $125.00 Money Order - We require a $125.00 money order for substitute certification. This is payable to the Commissioner of Education.
  • Criminal Background Check - We require original clearance letter. (Please see fingerprinting procedure for full details.)

The applicant will receive an RSVP link for the enrollment session on the application link listed below upon application approval. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Required Documents

Download required documents and please provide copies of all documents to us during the enrollment session. We will not be responsible for making duplicates of required documents.