What does a Substitute Teacher do?
Substitute teachers are responsible for providing instruction and managing classroom environments in absence of the regular teacher. Substitute teachers are required to perform all of the duties of the teacher that they are subbing for. They usually report to the principal at the location to which they are assigned. Substitute assignments can be for just a day, a week, or sometimes for longer periods depending on the absence period of the regular teacher.
Substitute teacher are usually required to have a Bachelor's degree and a teaching credential. Substitute teachers often start substituting on a career path to become a full time classroom teacher.
Substitute Teacher Salaries
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Substitute Teacher Career Path
Learn how to become a Substitute Teacher, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.