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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

*Note: Substitute licenses are valid for 5 years, and may be renewed with the payment of registration fees.​

If I hold a valid professional educator license or educator license with stipulations, am I qualified to be a substitute teacher?

If you hold a valid professional educator license or educator license with stipulations that required a bachelor’s degree for issuance, you are qualified to be a substitute teacher. You do not need to hold a substitute teaching license. *At the hiring district's discretion

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

​Individuals who hold a lapsed Professional Educator License (PEL) and owed professional development are not eligible to obtain a substitute teaching license.  The PEL must be reinstated.  If the PEL is lapsed and you do not owe professional development, you may obtain a substitute teaching license.

 Paraprofessional License

Requirements:

  1. Be at least 20 years of age and;
  2. Show proof of one (1) of the following requirements:
    1. Associate's degree or higher; or
    2. 60 semester hours of coursework; or
    3. High School Diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS ParaPro test; or
    4. High School Diploma or GED and the following scores on the ACT Work Keys test:
      • Applied Mathematics — 4​
      • Reading for Information — 4

Refer to Educator License with Stipulations Endorsement Requirements

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