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 Substitute License

Requirements

  1. Must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  2. Valid for substitute teaching in all grades of the public schools, prekindergarten through grade 12

*Notes: 

If I hold a valid Professional Educator License, Educator License with Stipulations or Paraprofessional License, am I qualified to be a substitute teacher?

If you hold a valid professional educator license, educator license with stipulations or paraprofessional license and hold a bachelor’s degree, you are qualified to be a substitute teacher. You do not need to hold a substitute teaching license.

Can I obtain a substitute license if my PEL is lapsed?

Yes.

 Short Term Substitute License

Requirements

  1. Must hold an Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or show completion of 60 semester hours of coursework.
*Notes: 
  • Valid for substitute teaching in all grades of the public schools, prekindergarten through grade 12.
  • Short-Term Substitute licenses are valid until June 30, 2023, and may not be renewed. 
  • Cannot teach more than 5 consecutive days per licensed teacher.
  • Must complete a training program provided by the school board.​
  • Can​ serve as a Paraprofessional​.
  • Coursework must be at the 100-level or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.

 Paraprofessional License

Requirements:

Refer to Educator License with Stipulations Endorsement Requirements

  • At least 19 years of age
  • of the Following:
    • Associate’s degree or higher
    • 60 semester hours of coursework
    • High School Diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS Parapro
    • High School Diploma or GED and the following scores on the ACT Workkeys:
      • Applied Mathematics/Applied Math (with a score of 4)
      • Reading for information/Workplace Documents (with a score of 4)

*Notes:

  • ​​Paraprofessional licenses are valid for 5 years, and may be renewed with the payment of registration fees.
  • If you hold a Paraprofessional License and have a Bachelor’s Degree on file, you are qualified to be a substitute teacher.​​​​
  • Coursework must be at the 100-level or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.​
  • View Substitute and Paraprofessional License Checklist​

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