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How to Become a Substitute Teacher

Whether you’re contemplating a career in the field of education or are looking for your first job post-graduation, applying to become a certified substitute teacher is an excellent way to gain classroom experience while expanding your professional network.

What is a Substitute Teacher?

A substitute teacher is defined as an individual who is employed in place of a regularly appointed teacher who is absent but expected to return. Substitute teacher placements can vary from day to day, or can be for a long-term replacement (in situations such as illness or personal leave.)

How Do I Become a Substitute Teacher?

Substitute teacher requirements vary depending on your state and/or district. Check out our links below to find out how you can become a substitute teacher.

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