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Become a Substitute Teacher

Substitute teachers are valuable members of the Penn-Harris-Madison community and they are working every day in our schools. 


Penn-Harris-Madison pays its substitute teachers $95 per day. Retired teachers receive $120 per day. Additionally, the district rewards those who substitute on a regular basis through an end-of-semester bonus program, making it possible to earn an extra $1,200 per year! 


Substitute Teacher Incentives


Penn-Harris-Madison has enacted a bonus pay program for Substitute Teachers and Substitute Educational Assistants ($75 per day).  The bonus will be paid at the end of each semester and reflect the number of days an individual has worked in our schools.  

  • A substitute who works 25-49 full days in semester will receive $300
  • A substitute who works 50+ days in a semester will receive $600


An employee referral program that was initiated early in 2015 and is still in effect. P-H-M will pay $50 to an employee who refers a substitute, after the first ten days that new substitute works! 


Substitute Teacher Guidelines


Each Indiana school district is allowed to set its own guidelines for substitute teachers. At Penn-Harris-Madison we require that our substitutes have at least 60 college credit hours in any area of certification. Occasionally we will waive this requirement if the applicant can provide significant documented work or volunteer experiences including name(s) and phone number(s) of immediate supervisor(s) who may be contacted for verification of this information. The applicant would also need to include letters of reference from two P-H-M school administrators.


Interested applicants should read and complete all forms sent to you via our online application system. Here is a link to the online application.  


If you do not have access to a computer, you are welcome to visit our Education Services Center at  55900 Bittersweet Rd., Mishawaka, IN to complete your online forms.


Current substitute teachers may click here for Pay Stub Information


Substitute Teacher Training


We require all substitute teachers to complete mandatory online training. The training sessions will be distributed to the substitute via our Frontline application system once all of the paperwork has been completed.