Dallas ISD Human Capital Management

Substitute Office

  • Become a Substitute Teacher!

    Dallas ISD is dedicated to providing quality instruction for all of our students every day.  Our Substitute Office is recruiting more substitute teachers to make this happen!
    Dallas ISD Substitute Teachers play an important role in improving student achievement. In addition, substitute teaching provides an opportunity to gain experience and see first-hand what it takes to be a successful teacher in Dallas ISD.

    2021-2022 Substitute Online Application

    Thank you for your interest in substitute employment with the Dallas Independent School District. Our online application system (TMS) allows applicants to submit and update application information electronically from any device with internet access. Interested individuals are encouraged to complete an application online. Completing the substitute application does not guarantee a substitute employee position. In addition, substitute teachers may be terminated from service at any time.  You will be contacted via email should your qualifications match the District's needs. 

    Apply Now

    The 2021-2022 Substitute application is now closed. The 2022-2023 Substitute application will open on July 7, 2022.


    Basic Functions

    Substitute teachers are responsible for ensuring that student learning and school experiences remain uninterrupted in the absence of the teacher of record. By accepting a substitute teaching assignment in one of our schools, employees are expected to effectively manage student behavior and academic instruction. We also encourage all substitute employees to cultivate and maintain professional relationships with campus employees.


    Dallas ISD welcomes the expertise and experience of retired educators. Retirees from Dallas ISD who wish to substitute teach must complete an online application. Please contact the Benefits at 972-925-4200 for guidelines within your particular retirement plan to avoid possibly jeopardizing your benefits.

    Absence Management

    Our District uses the Absence Management (formerly AESOP) to administer employee absences and substitute employee assignments. With it, campus employees create assignments and substitute employees search and accept available positions based on their personal settings. AESOP may be accessed via phone or online seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To verify a substitute's availability, please follow these instructions.

    Email us at substitute@dallasisd.org for any questions.