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Essentials of Substitute Teaching

Time limit: 365 days

$75 Enroll

Full course description

Course Overview

Read through the information below carefully before enrolling. For further information, please consult the FAQ linked at the top of this page.

Course Description

This is a course for both new and experienced substitute teachers. Participants will produce their own collection of plans and guides, hear from experienced substitute teachers in the field, and test their learning in scenario-based practice. Substitute teachers play an integral role in the success of K-12 education, and this course has been designed to prepare and educate participants to be effective substitute teachers in the state of South Dakota.

Course Goals

  • I understand my professional roles, responsibilities, and expectations as a substitute teacher.
  • I can analyze the impacts of learner context and background on learning.
  • I have a research-backed, flexible, and proactive classroom management plan.
  • I have a plan to respond to uncertainty when substitute teaching.
  • I have a plan for keeping pace with changes in education.

Estimated Time: 14-16 Hours (Two Days)

This self-paced course typically requires 14-16 hours to complete, though the actual time may vary based on individual factors.

Access and Credentials

Click on "enroll now" to begin enrolling in the Course listing. After registering, click on “Canvas” at the top of the page to access your course in Canvas.

Free for Members

This course is a TIE Member course. It is free for educators from TIE Member schools with a code. If you do not know your code, please use the link at the top of this page to reach out and request it. 

Bulk Enrollment

Administrators, PLC leaders, and others can enroll their whole team; there's an option for bulk enrollment in the Catalog for registering multiple members. You first need to reserve and purchase multiple enrollments. After that, you can invite individuals to your purchased seats.

Team Discount

If registering 20 or more individuals for a team or district, reach out to to arrange for special pricing before purchasing.

Credentials: 15 CECH or 1 Graduate Credit

After completing this course, you can obtain 15 CECH or 1 graduate credit. Graduate credit costs an additional small charge to the university for both members and non-members. CECH/CEUs are free of charge and can be obtained instantly upon completing all requirements. More information can be found in the FAQ at the top of this page.