Become a Colorado Substitute Teacher

Substitute teaching in Colorado is the choice of many individuals who are interested in finding out whether the teaching profession is really for them. It is a great way to get introduced into the field and begin working with other educators who will refine your teaching skills and offer insight into becoming a great teacher. You may even find that being a school administrator will let you have an even greater impact.

Other substitute teachers are retired full-time teachers who wish to stay in the classroom, but on a more part-time basis. This is a fantastic option for ex-teachers to continue to give back to their community while generating some extra income.

For those considering becoming substitute teachers in Colorado, it is important to understand that a substitute's salary is lower than the salary of a certified, full-time teacher. On the other hand, substitutes have greater flexibility. Click on the following link if you want to find out how to become a teacher in Colorado.

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How to Become a Substitute Teacher in Colorado

Complete the following steps to become a substitute teacher in Colorado:

  • Complete a bachelor's degree, and send your official transcript to the Colorado Department of Education.
  • Complete a CDE-approved fingerprint card, and send it to:
    Colorado Bureau of Investigation
    690 Kipling St., Suite 3000
    Denver, CO. 80215
  • Complete the Colorado Substitute Application for Certification.
  • Include a check made payable to the Colorado Department of Education at the following address:
    Educator Licensing
    Colorado Department of Education
    201 E. Colfax Ave., Room 105
    Denver, Colorado 80203-1799


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