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Substitute Teacher Jobs in Illinois

Make $120-$230 per day

(Approximate daily range)

Find substitute teacher jobs in Chicago and more!

Swing Education makes it easy to find substitute teaching jobs

Founded by former K12 educators and administrators, our mission is to create technology that makes it easy to connect passionate educators like yourself with substitute job openings in your area. Since 2015, we have become the fastest-growing substitute teacher marketplace, having successfully filled over 300,000+ absence days and partnering with over 2,800 schools and districts across the country.

Substitute teach in Illinois on your terms

Whether you are an experienced sub or new to subbing, our platform speeds you through the qualification process so you can start working quickly. Unlike the traditional method of finding sub work, working through Swing means you can teach at any of our partner schools in Illinois. With Swing, you have access to more opportunities and flexibility without the hassle of applying separately to every district and school.

Why subs choose Swing

We never take a cut of your earnings

Get paid on time, every Friday

Find answers or receive support whenever you need help

Earn referral bonuses by telling your friends about us

Substitute teacher requirements in Illinois

Bachelor’s degree from a 4-yr college or university in the U.S.

Pass a background check and negative TB test before the hiring date.

A substitute teaching license or a Professional Educator License (PEL).

What to expect next

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Once you click Sign up, you will be taken to Swing’s registration page.

Answer a few simple questions to begin the registration process.

Follow the steps on the screen.

Your responses will help us determine your qualifications, flag gaps, and notify you of any action needed to get you certified and started.

Once you have completed all the necessary requirements, you will start to see all available assignments in your area right on your computer, your phone, or on the Swing app!

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“Swing streamlines the process of getting work. It’s hard to manage work for multiple districts, but with Swing you have a lot of jobs to choose from and can pick where you want to teach.”

John Garcia
Swing Sub who has worked 186 days in California

“What do I love about Swing? It’s an easy system. It’s all online.”

Lakeshia Winslow
Principal, The Rhodes School (Houston)

Start your journey as a Swing Sub

We welcome everyone from brand new to experienced veteran teachers! Employment at the Company is employment at-will, unless otherwise specified in a written employment agreement. Swing Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding these), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, religious creed, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (such as cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, military or veteran status, denial of family, and medical care leave, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Swing is dedicated to supporting individuals of varying ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, and other backgrounds. Here at Swing, we’ve made a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We’re ready to support you wherever you are in your teaching career by getting you into the classroom where subs are needed most. Day pay rate defined as an 8 hour day.