Substitute Teachers/License

A Substitute Teaching License (SUB) may be issued to anyone who holds bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. They are valid for substitute teaching in all grades of the public schools, pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Substitute Teaching Licenses are valid for 5 years. They can be renewed. There is no limit on the number of days that a person who holds a Substitute Teaching License can teach in a single school district, provided that no substitute teacher may teach for more than 90 school days for any one licensed teacher under contract in the same school year.

A teacher who holds a Professional Educator License (PEL), may substitute teach for up to 120 school days for any one licensed teacher under contract in the same school year.

Short Term Substitute Teaching License:

A Short Term Substitute License (STS) may be issued to anyone who holds an Associate’s Degree, or who has completed 60 semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

  • Valid for substitute teaching in all grades of the public schools, pre-kindergarten through grade 12. 

  • Short Term Substitute Licenses are valid through June 30, 2023. They cannot be renewed. 

  • Cannot teach for more than 5 consecutive days per licensed teacher. 

  • Must complete a training program provided by the school board.

  • Can serve as a Paraprofessional

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