Department of Defense Education Activity

Becoming a Substitute Teacher/AVID Tutor/Training Instructor

So you would like to be a Substitute Teacher/AVID Tutor/Training Instructor?


There are many positions in which an individual can serve DoDEA Schools. Individuals with a high school diploma/GED or higher may apply to be a Substitute Teacher, AVID Tutor, or a Training Instructor.  The availability and requirements for these positions vary by Region; please see below for additional information.

Americas Region

  • Substitute Teacher:

    • A Substitute Teacher is a person who teaches a school class when the regular teacher is unavailable.
    • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Applicants must submit a copy of OFFICIAL transcripts.
    • Ft. Campbell and Puerto Rico have two levels:
      • Level 1 (Certified Teacher)
      • Leve 2 (Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Training Instructor:

    • A Training Instructor is a person who teaches a school class when the regular teacher is unavailable.  A Training Instructor paid on a different pay scale than a Substitute Teacher due to the level of education.
    • Applicants must hold a high school diploma or GED but less than a Bachelor’s Degree (e.g., AA, 60 or more semester hours).
    • Ft. Benning has two levels:
      • Level 1 (AA or 60+ college semester hours)
      • Leve 2 (HS Diploma/GED or <60 college semester hours)

Europe and Pacific Region

  • Substitute Teacher

    • A Substitute Teacher is a person who teaches a school class when the regular teacher is unavailable.
    • Applicants must hold, at a minimum, a high school diploma or GED.
  • AVID Tutor

    • An AVID Tutor assists students in the classroom where determined needs exist.
    • Applicants must hold, at a minimum, a high school diploma or GED.
    • To be an AVID Tutor you must first be hired as a Substitute Teacher.

How do I submit my application?

You will need to apply per the instructions below based on your Region. Please see below for additional information.

Americas

  • In order for your application to be reviewed and processed, you must follow the instructions in the Substitute Teacher/Training Instructor vacancy announcement for the District to which you are applying on the USAJOBS.gov website.

Europe/Pacific

  • In order for your application to be reviewed and processed, you must follow the instructions in the Substitute Teacher vacancy announcement for the District to which you are applying on the USAJOBS.gov website.