Professional Qualifications for Teaching in the Archdiocese of Chicago: 

Policy 210.1 All teachers newly employed by a school, full-time and/or part-time, are to be state certified as a teacher.


  • Requirements must be completed prior to start teaching duties

  • State of Illinois or other state (Type 03, 04, 09, 10, 29 or equivalent)

  • Endorsements are encouraged

  • Substitute Certificate (Type 39) is not acceptable


The Certified Teacher applying to a particular school must first apply to the Office of Catholic Schools in order to complete a credential file.

Credential file requires:

  • Database Form & Supplement

  • Resume

  • Official Transcripts

  • Copy of State Certificate(s)

  • References

The Office of Catholic Schools screens and verifies the professional background of the prospective teacher. A written notification is sent to the candidate when the file is complete. The approved candidate may then approach local school principals to apply for a teaching position. Annual written contracts are signed with the local Catholic school. No contract shall be valid and binding unless and until this written notification has been received by the principal and a positive background screening has been confirmed.

This link for the pre-employment file information will give you step by step instructions in completing this credential file mentioned above.

Anyone interested in applying for teacher openings while the above mentioned credential file is being completed is encouraged to send cover letter and resume at the below link.

Substitute Teacher Positions

We are currently looking for substitute teachers.  We are in need of substitute teachers willing to substitute anywhere from Pre-K to Grade 12.  If you would like to be added to our substitute call list, please email your resume to Rachel Gemo at rgemo@stbenedict.com.