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Lane ESD maintains a list of approved substitute teachers on behalf of Lane County school districts, with the exception of Eugene 4J, Springfield, Junction City, and Siuslaw School Districts. To apply to be a substitute teacher in these districts you must contact these districts directly. 

The following private or charter schools also use the Lane County Teacher Substitute list:

  • Village School

In order to substitute you must have a valid Oregon Teaching License. Oregon teacher licensure requirements are available at Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).

Individuals who are interested in registering as a substitute are encouraged to review the overview of the process and other information located in the Lane County Teacher Substitutes Q & A.

Substitute Registration

The registration process is for licensed teachers who have not previously registered, who have been removed from the teacher substitute list, or who wish to expand the district preferences.

There are five registration periods for the 2023-24 school year:

Application PeriodCompletion of Training/VerificationsUpdated List to Districts
October 24-November 13Week of November 13Week of November 20
December 1-January 8Week of January 8Week of January 15
January 29- March 11Week of March 11Week of March 18
March 25-April 22Week of April 22Week of April 29
May 6-May 20Week of May 20Week of May 27

Please note: Applicants will not be contacted by Lane ESD until after the registration period has ended. The online application link for Lane County Teacher Substitutes is active only during the open enrollment dates listed above.

Registration involves three steps:

  1. Online Application
    Note: When listing work history information, list only paid education employment. Do not include volunteer work or student teaching.
  2. Required Training
    Within 2 days of Lane County Teacher Substitute application period closing, individuals will receive an email notification from Public School Works. The initial notification provides information on account set up including username and password and should be retained for future use. The second email will identify the specific trainings you are required to complete and associated timelines.
  3. Proof of Identification and Issuance of Substitute Card
    Individuals will be contacted to schedule an appointment after online training has been completed.

Have questions? Download the Lane County Teacher Substitutes Q & A.

For assistance, additional questions about the process, or an appointment, please email