October 20, 2020— The DuPage Regional Office of Education (ROE) is looking for individuals with at least sixty hours of college credit who are interested in becoming short-term substitute teachers for grades Pre-K through Grade 12.
An Illinois House bill was passed in 2018 allowing individuals with 60 hours of college credit to apply for a short-term substitute (STS) teaching license. As a service to DuPage County school districts, the DuPage ROE offers the required training for this STS license, which must be completed prior to teaching.
The training will be offered on Thursday, October 29 from 9–11 am via Zoom. Topics that will be covered include curriculum, classroom management techniques, school safety, and district/building operations.
STS licenses are valid until June 30, 2023 and can be used in all Illinois public schools, pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
A $25 license application fee is required, but teachers who work ten full days as a substitute in the public schools within one year of receiving the license may apply for a refund of the fee.
Interested individuals can get more information here, or register for the training here.