Teacher Engagement and Certification Help Program

Now accepting applications in the San Francisco Bay Area.

About the TEACH Program

TEACH supports mission-driven individuals who want to enter the substitute teaching profession. The Teacher Engagement and Certification Help Program (TEACH) provides participants with monetary, personal, and professional support in becoming working substitute teachers.

As a TEACH participant, you will be eligible for reimbursement of all setup costs, opportunities to earn generous bonuses, and access to free resources.

Applying for the TEACH Program

  • Easy application

    We’ve worked to make our application as straightforward as possible. Most people can complete it in less than 5 minutes.

  • Eligibility

    You must have a passion to teach students in your local community, hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher), and be committed to becoming a certificated substitute teacher in your state.

  • Next steps

    If eligible, once you complete our online application you will receive an email outlining the first steps in the permit application process.

Program Details

Up to $1,000 in incentives

Cost should not be a barrier to reaching your teaching goals, so we’ll reimburse all set-up expenses and offer bonuses the more you work.

Dedicated support

You will have a dedicated Swing Advocate throughout the process to help you navigate the substitute permit application process.


You’ll have access Swing’s teacher resource library and a voucher to get 10+ hours of free substitute-specific training through STEDI.


Swing Education believes every student deserves the best learning opportunities, which can only happen when there’s a qualified educator in every classroom.

Swing wants to create a better way for schools to fill substitute teacher openings and to expand the pool of educators nationwide in order to address the national teacher shortage. The Swing TEACH Program supports both of these goals!

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions about the Swing TEACH Program.