We are all about Substitute Teachers

A Few Facts About Substitute Teaching

Percentage of substitute teachers who work at least two years
70% of subs work at least two years
Substitute teachers that have a permanent teaching license
40% of substitute teachers have a license
Percentages of substitute teachers that have a bachelor's degree or higher
75% of subs have a bachelor's degree or higher
Subs that plan to stay in education
82% of substitute teachers plan to stay in education
  • Students end up spending one full year of their K-12 education with a substitute teacher.
  • The #1 request by substitute teachers is training in how to successfully manage inappropriate behavior situations.
  • The #1 request by permanent teachers and school administrators request that substitute teachers conduct themselves as professional.
  • The #1 request by students is that substitute teachers present stimulating lessons and exciting fill-in activities.
  • The #1 reason substitute teachers love their job is flexibility. The #2 reason is they like working with students.

Is Substitute Teaching Right for You?

What Are My State’s Minimum Requirements?

Require College Degrees
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa**
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington**
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Require At Least Some College
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • Washington, D.C
Require High School Diploma or GED
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
Requirements Are Set By The District
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • Wyoming

Links to the State Departments of Education can be found here.

*Minimum requirements are current as of 2015, but are subject to change. Check with your state Board of Education or School District for the most current requirements.

**Teaching Certificate Required

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