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Old 07-12-2011, 08:50 AM
 
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Smile Substitute Teacher!!

Hello,

I am interested in becoming a Teacher and would like to begin my process with Substitute teaching. I would like feedback from professionals in this field as to the pay, the best school districts to sub, and also the pro and cons.
I would truly appreciate your comments.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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Good luck. There are thousands and thousand of TX teachers who have just been laid off due to budget cuts. Think they will be in line ahead of you for sub jobs, especially if you're not certified.

You should try to get on the sub list with any & every district within a reasonable drive from your home IF the sub list is even open for new names. Many districts have so many subs their lists are closed.

If you have a skill that you can tutor in (like middle & high school math- algebra, geometry, calculus, trig, etc), you'd be better off trying to become a tutor. Pays better than subbing, too.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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run a search on any city forum for
TEACHING or SUBBING
and read the threads that pop up
most will say exactly what TurtleCreek did
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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If you are not already certified to teach you can not substitute teach. That is the requirement for just about every single school district now around here.

Then again, even if you were certified already chances are slim to none that you could even get on the sub list for any districts right now.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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If you are not already certified to teach you can not substitute teach. That is the requirement for just about every single school district now around here.

Then again, even if you were certified already chances are slim to none that you could even get on the sub list for any districts right now.

That's not true. You don't have to be a certified teacher to be a sub. But given how many certified teachers are subbing, you might as well have to be.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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That's not true. You don't have to be a certified teacher to be a sub. But given how many certified teachers are subbing, you might as well have to be.
You do now in most districts. You did not have to before but starting this coming school year for those districts that did not require it they now are requiring that subs be certified. Even before there were only a few area districts that did not require it.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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You do now in most districts. You did not have to before but starting this coming school year for those districts that did not require it they now are requiring that subs be certified. Even before there were only a few area districts that did not require it.
Many districts will say that they prefer to place certified teachers in sub positions, but they leave themselves the option of filling with non certified people. Thus, you can still get on the list and get called. And since subbing is often a matter of making contacts within a school and getting directly requested, I'm sure it's still possible to regularly sub without a certificate.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Many districts will say that they prefer to place certified teachers in sub positions, but they leave themselves the option of filling with non certified people. Thus, you can still get on the list and get called. And since subbing is often a matter of making contacts within a school and getting directly requested, I'm sure it's still possible to regularly sub without a certificate.
Well, the Garland ISD put it out this last spring that for the next school year ALL subs MUST be certified. ALL! No exceptions. One good friend has been subbing at one school for years and has a degree but not certified. Even she won't be able to sub this next year. Principal and the teachers were all heartbroken as they like her subbing and they even tried to talk to the district to keep her on the sub list. No can do. MUST be certified now.

While in the past it was OKAY to not be certified. Times have changed and districts are changing their policies regarding subs. What was allowed last year is not allowed this year.
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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Richardson ISD not accepting sub applications
Richardson ISD - Employment - Substituting in RISD

Plano ISD requires a bachelors degree and preference to certified teachers
Substitute Opportunities : Plano ISD

Region 10 (covers Dallas side of the metroplex and Dallas ISD hiring among other districts) has a substitute training program
Substitute Teachers

Frisco ISD not accepting sub applications
FISD Online :: Employment (http://www.friscoisd.org/ly/employment/ - broken link)

Garland ISD sub info
GISD Substitute Information

McKinney prefers certified teachers as subs
Substitute Teaching
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:03 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Garland ISD sub info
GISD Substitute Information
That info has not been updated. It is still for the 2010-2011 school year.
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