Substitute Teacher

Notre Dame of Maryland University seeks Substitute Teachers for our preschool, A Child's Place. The substitute teacher position requires that an instructor carry out the tasks of the absent teacher or instructional assistant for whom he/she is substituting. It is a temporary or long-term replacement of the full-time teacher or assistant who is absent. The substitute teacher is responsible for supporting the teacher or assistant in delivering lessons based on current instruction in the classroom. The substitute teacher will be called upon when needed and will be asked to work in the classrooms for three, four, or five year olds. In cases of extended absences, the substitute teacher may need to help in planning activities that meet the learning objectives of the class for which he or she is substituting. The substitute teacher is expected to be actively involved in all aspects of the classroom. He or she must actively engage and interact with the preschool children in a positive, energetic, and encouraging manner. The substitute teacher is expected to fully support the policies and procedures established by the program.


  • Assist in maintaining a safe, clean learning environment and in ensuring the well-being and safety of the children in his/her care
  • Help to facilitate activities for all children both indoors and outdoors
  • Follow plans for daily instruction
  • Working with large and/or small groups of children, participate in planned activities
  • Assist in preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities
  • Help supervise children in classroom activities, during naptime, and outdoor play
  • Provide direct instruction in gross motor activities and games in the gym or on the playground
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up of classroom each day
  • Help prepare snacks and monitor clean-up
  • Observe, see, hear, and respond promptly to children's needs, emergencies, and conflicts
  • Safely escort and supervise children outside as they cross a parking lot (within pedestrian crosswalk) to reach the playground
  • Provide constant attention to preschoolers engaged in appropriate planned physical activities to meet developmental needs.

Resumes of candidates will be immediately considered as openings are available.



  • Experience in a child care or preschool setting
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Successfully undergo a criminal background check, and pre-employment fingerprinting
  • Signed and notarized permission to examine records of child and adult abuse and neglect for information about the applicant
  • Able to take direction from teacher or assistant in the classroom or other staff member
  • Ability to participate in team-teaching approach
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents, children, and peers
  • Able to get up and down from the floor or small chairs multiple times a day
  • Able to lift up a small child (up to 40 pounds)
  • Able to reach a child 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the substitute teacher's health either indoors or outside
  • Must successfully complete in-house orientation

Additional Information:

Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.

For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.

All applicants must include:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter - can be addressed to Mary Ellen Ashton, Director of A Child's Place
  3. Contact information for three professional references.

Resumes of candidates will be immediately considered as openings are available.

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