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Welcome to the Leander ISD Substitute Connection!

We sincerely appreciate your interest in substitute teaching with Leander Independent School District. Please view the Substitute Application Process below.

All applicants must:

STEDI: Substitute Teaching Division
  1. Complete the pre-application training requirements (see Pre-Application Process below) through Stedi.org
  2. Complete the substitute application (see Application Process below)
    • Must upload SubDiploma™ obtained from Stedi.org
  3. Receive invitation to attend Substitute Orientation.
  4. RSVP for an Orientation date
  5. Receive Texas Education Agency (TEA) Fast-Pass for obtaining your fingerprints (if not on file)
  6. Complete fingerprint process before attending your orientation
    • YOU MUST show proof of fingerprinting before attending orientation
  7. Attend an orientation (see application process below)
  8. Provide all necessary documentation, paperwork, and clear a mandated background check. (see post-application process below)

Pre-Application Process

    Non-Certified Substitute Applicants

      Leander ISD utilizes the Substitute Teacher Training Program designed by STEDI.org and licensed through Utah State University.

      This training program is a required part of the substitute application process. Substitute applicants are required to complete the SubSkills Online Training Package™ and pass the Online SubAssessment™ with a composite score of 85 percent or greater.

      Note: Applicants who hold a valid Texas Teaching Certificate may waive the training and assessment portions.

      SubSkills Training:
      1. Go to stedi.org.
      2. Choose "Purchase Courses."
      3. Choose the SubSkills option you would like and Add to Cart.
      4. Proceed to Checkout.

      If you have any questions or issues regarding the training course or registration please contact info@stedi.org

      There is a cost of $39.95 associated with the SubSkills Online Training Package™, which will be the responsibility of the applicant. Payment may be made online by credit card, check or money order. This cost will not be reimbursed by Leander ISD. The training fee provides the applicant online access for one year to:

      1. Subskills Online Training Course™ and materials
      2. A variety of downloadable forms, reports, and over 100 activities that can be used in the classrooms
      3. The online SubAssessment™ which is designed to "assess" or evaluate how well the material has been mastered.

      The training may only be taken over the internet and includes 6-10 hours of interactive SubSkills™ training. It takes an average of 30 minutes to complete each of the five SubAssessment™ sections. Candidates may take each SubAssessment™ a maximum of four times, to obtain a passing score of at least 85 percent.

      Once training is complete, applicants should print or save a copy of the SubDiploma™ for their records. You will need to attach a copy to the completed Leander ISD Substitute Application.

    Texas-certified Substitute Applicants

      Applicants who have a valid Texas Teaching Certificate are not required to and may waive the training and assessment portions. Applicants may elect to complete the Advanced Classroom Management Course™ delivered by STEDI.org if they feel it would be helpful. This course takes 3-4 hours to complete and has one assessment with certification of completion. The cost is $19.95, which will be the responsibility of the applicant. Payment may be made online by credit card, check or money order. This cost will not be reimbursed by Leander ISD.

      Note: Certified substitute applicants must also attend a Leander ISD Quick Check-Out Orientation session.

      Advanced Classroom Management
      1. Go to stedi.org.
      2. Choose "Purchase Courses."
      3. Choose Advanced Classroom Management and Add to Cart.
      4. Proceed to Checkout.

      If you have any questions or issues regarding the training course or registration please contact info@stedi.org


Application Process

OrientationAfter successfully completing the SubEssential™, SubSkills™ training, and passing the SubAssessment™ with a composite score of 85 percent or greater, applicants are ready to complete the Leander ISD Substitute Application.

You must attach a copy of your SubDiploma™, or your current Valid Texas Teaching Certificate, to the application. Your attachment must be in a .PDF, .RTF, .PXT or .HTM format. Once the application has been completed, the district will review your qualifications and current need. If you meet eligibility requirements, you will receive an email invitation to attend LISD Substitute Orientation.

Required State Fingerprinting Process

All employees must complete this process prior to being hired at LISD. Employees must pay a fee of $54.20 for this process. These fees will not be reimbursed by LISD. If you have had your fingerprints completed for another Texas School District, you should not have to have this process repeated; however, if you have completed fingerprinting for other reasons (including childcare providers, handgun license, etc.), you will be required to have them registered again to meet the requirements outlined in Senate Bill 9. Click here to view TEA Fingerprinting Rules and Senate Bill 9.

All employees must be fingerprinted and will receive an email from TEA (Morpho Trust) to schedule and pay for fingerprinting. If you have had your fingerprints completed for another Texas school district, you should not have to have this process repeated. This will be determined before the employee’s start date. The fee for the fingerprint process is the responsibility of the applicant.

Certified applicants who have not been fingerprinted will login to their ECOS account and pay the fee to be fingerprinted and will then be contacted by Morpho Trust via email. All applicants must fingerprint before the first day of employment.

What to Bring to Orientation

  • A valid driver's license or other official ID, and social security card (for payroll purposes);
  • Receipt from Identogo for fingerprints;
  • Blank Check (for direct deposit);
  • Ball-point ink pen either blue or black.

NOTE: You must show proof of fingerprinting before attending orientation.

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