Guest Teacher Requirements

  • To serve as a guest teacher, potential applicants must possess one of the following requirements (outlined in red): 

    A minimum of 30 college credit hours at an institution of higher education (transcript upload required). Must be actual class credit hours from either a Community College or University. Technical or Trade schools are not included.


    An honorable military discharge from full-time active duty service in the Air Force, Marines, Army, Navy or Coast GuardMust have served a minimum of 2 years full-time active duty to utilize this option (DD214 upload required) 


    Standard Texas teaching certificate (upload of certification or transcript required)

    All applicants must also meet these additional requirements:

    1. Any applicant that does not hold a standard Texas teaching certificate must also to participate in additional online training at the applicant’s expense. A passing grade in the training will be required in order for the applicant to apply as a guest teacher.
    2. Be proficient in reading, writing and speaking the English language
    3. Be at least 21 years of age to be eligible for middle and/or high school assignments.
    4. Fingerprinting as required by State of Texas, fingerprint fee is the responsibility of the applicant.

    (Individuals who have already submitted fingerprints for the Texas Education Agency will not complete the process again; however, the district will need subscribe to your fingerprint results with TEA.) 

     PRIOR TO APPLYING: All NON-Certified (including ACP applicants) applicants must complete a pre-application training requirement:

    (fully certified teachers & current Hays CISD student teacher are exempt from the additional training)

    Choose one of the courses listed below. You do NOT need to complete both. An application cannot be submitted until this step is complete. The cost of this training is not reimbursed by the district.

    Choose a course from either company listed below (the name of the company is a link to the site):

    The Frontline option has a cost of $20.00. When registering, choose: TX – Hays CISD in the “Division” section. You will then choose the course entitled "Introductory Teacher Training (For Substitute Teachers)


    The STEDI option has a cost of $39.95. Choose the “SubSkills Online Training Package” option and add it to your cart.

    If you have any questions about the pre-application course requirement, please email the Sub Office for additional clarification or information.

    Once you have completed either course listed above, you will need to upload your certificate of completion into your application.

    Ready to apply? 

    New guest teachers can apply here

    Returning guest teachers can apply here

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