Substitute Teacher Training for Education Majors and Guest Teachers:
The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) is offering a free training focused on training individuals who do not currently hold a Pennsylvania teacher certificate to work as a substitute teacher. The Education Major as Substitute Teacher training will be in combination with the Central Susquehanna Regional Guest Teacher Consortium training.
Participants completing the training can work as a substitute teacher in the Central Susquehanna Regional Guest Teacher Consortium’s school districts and also CSIU educational programs.
To qualify as Education Major as Substitute Teacher candidate, a participant must meet all of the following conditions:
- Currently enrolled in a Pennsylvania teacher preparation program in a college or university that is accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education; and has completed at least sixty (60) semester hours or the equivalent of courses at a Pennsylvania college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency.
Upon successful completion of the training, the chief school administrator of the applicable consortium school district(s) issue a temporary Substitute Teacher for Prospective Teachers permit allowing individuals to serve as a substitute teacher for no more than ten (10) days per school year for one certificated teacher to up to maximum of 20 days per school year if working for multiple certified teachers. The permit is valid for one (1) year and is eligible for one (1) renewal for candidates who are actively enrolled in an accredited Pennsylvania college or university and can show documented completion of an additional 15 credit hours earned at the accredited Pennsylvania college or university.
Please refer to www.csiu.org/guestteacherapp to apply. In addition, please submit college transcripts showing enrollment and completion of the required 60 semester hours in an accredited Pennsylvania college or university.