Educational excellence in a caring Christian community that respects and celebrates diversity

Substitute-Teaching at CMIS

CMIS Background

Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) is the oldest international school in Chiang Mai and the third oldest international school in Thailand. Founded over 60 years ago as a school for seven missionary children, today CMIS has grown to be a diverse international school with five hundred students from over thirty countries. CMIS continues to promote Christian values, while warmly welcoming families of all faiths, cultures, and ethnicities.
CMIS offers an English-language, American-sourced education taught from an international perspective. Our certified teachers provide differentiated instruction that is aligned to a standards-based curriculum focused on student learning. With an emphasis on providing academic excellence in a caring community, CMIS students grow to be confident, articulate learners as well as caring, globally minded individuals. 
Substitute teaching at CMIS is a rewarding experience. Classes are small (generally less than 20) and comprised of engaged, motivated, and respectful students with a supportive parent community. Teachers provide clear plans that enable substitute teachers to enter the classroom with confidence and ease.
General Expectations for CMIS Substitute Teachers
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, 2-year diploma or equivalent credential
Openness to working in a context committed to Christian values
Respect for and sensitivity to staff and students of all cultures and beliefs
Professionalism in appearance and behavior consistent with Christian values and cultural expectations of teachers in Thailand
Willingness to follow teacher-provided lesson plans.
Flexibility to accept a variety of assignments, sometimes with limited notice.

Substitute Teacher Pay Scale

Payment to CMIS Substitute Teachers is made according to the following chart:

Regular Substitute Teacher*

  • 1 Period  400 Baht
  • 2 Periods 850 Baht
  • 3+ Periods 1,700 Baht

Long-term Substitute Teacher**

  • Full-day 2,500 Baht
  • Half-day 1250 Baht

*An approved sub covering assignments as needed, on a day-to-day basis
**An approved sub covering for more than 20 consecutive school days (4 weeks) with the same assignment (includes planning & grading time).

Application Procedure

Interested applicants for Substitute Teacher should submit the following documents in person or via e-mail to the attention of

  1. Completed CMIS Substitute Teacher application
  2. Copy of passport
  3. 2 letters of reference (from an employer and a member of the CMIS or Chiang Mai community)

In addition, the application process involves:

  1. An in-person interview with CMIS administrators
  2. A brief orientation with the Substitute Teacher Coordinator
  3. Current criminal clearance/background check from your home country or a Thai police background check*

*CMIS can provide a letter and instructions for obtaining a Thai police background check in Chiang Mai. 

CMIS Child Protection Statement

Please know that CMIS places a high priority on protecting the students in our care. By submitting a Substitute Teacher application, you are stating that you have never harmed children, adolescents or vulnerable people either physically, sexually or emotionally. You are also stating categorically that that there is no reason why you should not work in a school setting with children. You also confirm that you are free from any criminal record, spent or otherwise, in any jurisdiction, with regard to offenses (or cautions/warnings) which may be deemed relevant to serving at CMIS.

Applicants are also informed that any adult behaviors which contravene a professional standard of decency/respect, constitute sexual, physical or emotional abuse and/or are otherwise an infringement of a student’s right to physical and emotional safety are grounds for immediate dismissal.

You understand that your signature on the application form confirms your acknowledgment of and adherence to the CMIS Child Protection statement.

Educational excellence in a caring Christian community that respects and celebrates diversity