?It's early summer, and like many recent college graduates you might be looking for a new job. As you begin your search for Next, you will want to look up all of the school districts in your area. This information is available in your local telephone book. You can then contact each one where you wish to work as a substitute teacher and find out their specific application requirements for substitutes. It might vary a bit from district to district, but generally speaking they will have you fill out a certified employee application for the district, and they will ask you to include a cover letter, resume and any letters of reference you might have. They will usually also ask you to bring in your actual teaching certificate, so they can take a photocopy, as well as turn in a current set of fingerprints for an FBI background check, a usual clearance necessary for working with minors, and applicable if you wish to substitute teach in preschool, elementary, middle and high schools. Once you are on a school district's substitute teacher list, you will want to make sure that you will be notified when jobs become available. Districts often make this information available via telephone calls or through a website. You can be proactive and call in or log in to procure jobs if you wish, or let the districts contact you when work is available.