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Requiring Online Training of your Non-certified Substitute Teachers

It takes only a few steps to make a significant positive impact in your district relating to attracting more effective individuals to substitute teach, reducing complaints and increasing your fill rates.

Benefits by requiring non-certified individuals to complete the SubSkills Online Training:

Substitute teachers will receive

Eight-hour SubSkills Online Training Course

Two-hour Classroom Management Audio Download

Bi-weekly SubSuggestions Newsletter for the entire year

Invitation to join the exclusive SubSkills Alumni group to share ideas with other graduates

The district will receive:

Access to:

Substitute Teacher Survey – to benchmark and measure improvement over time.

Principal Survey

Fill-Rate Course for the entire SubTaskForce – they’ll learn the best practices in recruiting, training and retaining effective substitute teachers.


There are many individuals who know better than to put themselves in harm’s way or make fools of themselves. In other words, they will not put themselves in front of a classroom without first receiving the training they need to succeed in that classroom. They want to do well and they want to be trained.

When individuals are interested in investing in themselves at their own expense, make sure to reward them by reviewing their application before any other’s and once hired, place them on your preferred lists.

It’s as easy as that – no commitment, no policy changes, no coercion. Just give it a three-month trial and see what you think.

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We require individuals not holding a teaching license to take the SubSkills course and pass with an 85% composite score.

Don’t worry – you can do this! The course was written specifically for those not holding a teaching license and who desire to influence the lives of students.

You will learn to:

    • Manage a classroom and avoid common errors most substitute teachers make
    • Teach with power, even if you don’t have a teaching degree and don’t know the material
    • Foster respect from students
    • Learn strategies to work with students with special needs
    • Implement activities when students finish early or when there are still five minutes left in the period

SubSkills contains engaging videos, downloads, examples, and teaching strategies for you to study and learn. The course can be accessed at any time and you can log out and return later to exactly where you left off in a lesson.

We look forward to having you in our classrooms.

Register for the SubSkills Online Training course at: