Being a professional substitute teacher is a full-time job and involves many aspects of attitude and conduct. Research conducted by the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University shows that permanent teachers, district personnel, and school administrators unanimously praise and value substitute teachers who are professional in attitude, dress, and presentation. It is important for you as a substitute teacher to learn and implement the various areas of professionalism in the following time frames:

  • At Home
  • Prior to Entering the Classroom
  • In the Classroom Before School
  • Throughout the Day
  • At the End of the Day

Specific situations and skills for professional substitute teachers are presented in the SubSkills™ Basic Online Training Course and detailed in Chapter Three of the Substitute Teacher Handbook.