Thank you for considering the option of becoming a substitute within Urbandale Schools. The following overview has been developed in order to highlight key information and help answer questions. Whether you’re interested in becoming a substitute or have not yet found a contracted position, we encourage you to gain experience and networking opportunities by becoming a substitute at Urbandale Schools.


To Get Started

  • All substitute teacher and substitute classified position applicants are subject to a criminal background check.
  • Substitute teachers must have a valid State of Iowa teaching license or substitute authorization issued by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
  • Substitute Teacher pay rate is $135/day; $67.50/half day
  • Special Education Associate pay rate is $13.87/hr
  • General Education Associate pay rate is $12.51/hr
  • We use Frontline Absence Management which gives substitutes 24/7 access, via phone and online, in order to accept substitute positions within our district.
  • Click here to review available positions and complete an online application.

Urbandale Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We look forward to seeing you!