Start Subbing in New York in 3 Easy Steps

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New York City

Do you live in New York, have a bachelor’s degree, and a passion for helping students learn?

If so, it has never been easier to start substitute teaching in the Empire State.

Swing Education matches New York substitute teachers with local schools. We will:

  • Connect you to assignments at schools in your area
  • Prepare and support you every step of the way!

Just follow these three easy steps, and you’ll be well on your way to making a difference for K-12 students near you.

1. Sign Up with Swing

Get started in less than two minutes by registering online. Once you complete the form, our team will guide you through next steps with a confirmation email. 

2. Complete Background Screening

Before starting with Swing Education, you’ll need to go through a criminal background check. Here’s how to do it. 

If You’ve Already Been Fingerprinted

If you’ve been fingerprinted since 2001 with the New York State Education Department (NYSED), you won’t need to get fingerprinted again. By providing us with a few pieces of identifying information, we’ll be able to conduct a current background check based on your initial fingerprint.

How To Schedule Your Fingerprinting Appointment

  1. Visit the IdentoGO site
  2. Enter your information and follow the prompts to set up your appointment
  3. Save the confirmation email for your records
Day of Your Fingerprint Appointment
  1. Bring the government-issued identification you provided when you signed up for the appointment
  2. Be prepared to pay $99 by business check, money order, or credit card
  3. At the conclusion of your appointment, the MorphoTrust enrollment agent will provide you with an IdentoGo receipt stating that you were fingerprinted. 
After Your Fingerprint Appointment

You can check your submission status by clicking on this link.

To Complete Your Background Check

In addition to the aforementioned local background check with NYSED, you’ll need to complete an education verification through Checkr. You can do that by logging into your Swing account.

3. Start Subbing!

Now comes the fun part. Once you’ve successfully completed the first two steps and have officially joined the Swing Education substitute teacher community, you will immediately start receiving notifications for assignments at New York schools.

With Swing:

  • You’ll be able to teach when you want — you can choose to take or leave any assignment that comes your way.
  • You’ll have access to opportunities at numerous partner schools.
  • You’ll be able to Explore Substitute Teacher Jobs in New York!

Ready to go? Sign up today.

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2 Comments on “Start Subbing in New York in 3 Easy Steps”

  1. Greetings. I have begun the registration process for working with Swing Education. I sent in my certification via the website, and it said “done”. Then I went on to fill out the background check form. (Step 2). I was wondering how long I have to wait for:
    STEP 3 (It says below)
    After you’re done, upload your background check confirmation page
    Transfers from other agencies/schools not accepted.
    Upload Background Check

    I can’t go any further, it appears, until I hear from you. Can you contact me asap about what comes next? Thank you

    Wendy Mason

    1. Hi Wendy,

      Thanks for your comment. Please email our team ( with the above information (and the region you’re looking to sub in), and they’ll be able to guide you through the next steps.

      Andy from Swing

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