The Role of the Substitute Teacher

  • Below is a partial listing of duties that you can be expected to perform in your role as a Substitute Teacher with Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103.

    • Direct the learning experiences of students in both curricular and extracurricular activities.
    • Provide guidance to students that will promote their proper educational development and welfare.
    • Be responsible for student accounting.
    • Provide for the care and protection of school property.
    • Supervise students on the school grounds as designated by the principal.
    • Maintain cordial relationships with colleagues.
    • Follow the ethics of the profession.
    • Enforce policies and regulations as established by the board and professional staff.
    • Accept a fair share of supervisory duties at pupil activities in buildings and on grounds during school hours.

    Substitute Teachers are responsible for the condition of the classroom and the equipment at all times during their work assignment prior to the class of each period, and before the close of school at the end of the day. Substitute Teachers will hold students responsible for leaving the room clear of clutter of papers, textbooks, and other items for classroom use. If more than one substitute or teacher uses a classroom, it becomes the responsibility of all Substitute teachers or teachers using the room to ensure that it is in proper order. On leaving the room for the day, Substitute teachers will turn out all lights, close and lock all windows, and close all doors for their assigned classrooms.

    Substitute Teachers must be present when students are using a room or building of the school. Students or other unauthorized personnel are not to be lent keys. Substitute Teachers should not unlock rooms other than their own for any reason without the knowledge of the teacher responsible for the room.


    • $110 per day for days 1-19 at the district per year
    • $115 per day for days 20-39
    • $120 per day for days 40-59
    • $125 per day for days 60+

    NOTE: Permanent Roving Sub Rate $120 per day (inlcudes paid single medical coverage)

District Application Process

  • Step 1 - Correct Licensure  

    In order to be a Substitute Teacher (substitute) in Illinois public schools, you must possess:

    - Current Illinois Professional Educator License or

    - Current Illinois Substitute License

    Requirements to obtain either license are linked for your convenience. 

    Step 2 – Application 

    Next, complete an external application at our online application site

    Step 3 – Interveiw Analysis

    Human Resources receives notification of your submitted online application and will be contacted for interview.  If selected to be a Substitute Teacher in Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103, Human Resources will contact you via email with the next steps to complete the online

State Substitute Licensure Requirements and Steps


    A Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution is required.

    *FOREIGN CREDENTIALS: If your degree was conferred outside of the United States, a  Foreign credential review will be required.   


    In order to qualify for transcript evaluation, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

    1. Create an account in the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS). Once you have an account, click “Apply for a Substitute License" on the ELIS home screen and complete the application wizard. The wizard will collect an application fee via credit card before the application is submitted.
    2. Send an official* transcript to either address: And other documentation that pertains to the license that you are applying for to ​​

    *Note: To be official, transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope from the college or university or be sent directly by the institution. Transcripts received that are not in a sealed envelope from the university or sent directly from the university will be considered unofficial and cannot be used for evaluation purposes.

    Once your license has been issued, please log into your ELIS account and pay the applicable registration fees (Lincolnshire-Prairie View SD 103 is in ROE 34- Lake County).  The license is not valid for employment until these fees are paid.