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Becoming a Substitute Teacher in Indiana, IN

Indiana, a state with about 1,000,000 public students, is looking for more teachers. There are 1,158 public schools, broken down into 786 elementary, 291 middle, and 368 high schools. A growing state population coupled with economic upturn has allowed the state to continue expanding its educational system which makes now a great time to look into the educational industry. Becoming a sub is great for a number of reasons, including flexible work schedule that allows you time to pursue other endeavors as well as giving you a taste of the educational industry without going through all of the required qualifications to become a full time salaried teacher. Many substitute teachers find it possible to continue their education or work part-time on the side because of the flexible work schedule afforded to substitute teachers.

  
     

Required Training, Qualifications, and Education

To become a substitute teacher in Indiana you are not required to hold a Bachelor's Degree. You do need to go in for state fingerprinting as well as stand and federal background checks. However, some districts have other requirements so make sure to check before applying.

Licensure and Certification

The following situations are required for a 3-year substitute teacher license–

  • Submit the Substitute Application through a local school system
  • Include any official transcripts, references, or other relevant material
  • Include required Application fee/s
  • Must reapply for certificate every four years

 Career Expectations For Substitutes in Iowa

Economic upturn has allowed Indiana to expand it's educational system. This means that more teachers and substitutes alike are in need. Along with the fact that a bachelors degree is not required now is a great time to become substitute teacher. Future employability is almost guaranteed due to the fact that the state has had a continually growing population. Becoming a substitute carries many unique advantages, many enjoy the open work schedule and use it to take advantage of other work opportunities as well as continuing education. The recession proved the educational system to be relatively stable as teachers faired better then most throughout the downturn. Along with the many other benefits of becoming a sub is the favorable boost it gives to your resume, even if you're not looking to move into a full time teaching position.

Salary Expectation

The average salary of substitute teachers in Illinois is approximately $32,000 a year (according to bls.gov) which is about 7% higher than the national average. This number can vary greatly due to the fact that actual pay is greatly dependent upon variables  like district, experience, and qualifications. Additional income can be gained during times when you are not substitute teaching through things like test proctoring as well as tutoring.