Become a Michigan Substitute Teacher

Becoming a substitute teacher in Michigan is a great way to get first-hand knowledge on the field of education. As a Michigan substitute teacher, you may write lesson plans, learn about classroom management techniques and develop relationships with experienced teachers and administrators in the school you are substitute teaching at. Not to mention the rewarding relationships you'll develop with your students.

Substitute teaching in Michigan is also a great way to decide whether the field of education is for you. To be s substitute teacher, you do not need to complete a long and drawn out certification process. As long as you have a Bachelor's degree, you will be eligible to apply for a substitute teaching permit in Michigan.

While your salary as a substitute teacher will be lower than that of a full-time teacher, being a substitute teacher has other benefits such as the flexibility that it affords you. If you don't like a particular school, you can get another assignment. And if you have teaching certification and get your first teaching job as a substitute, if you do like a school, your job can turn into a full-time position. Click on the following link if you wish to find out how to become a teacher in Michigan.

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How to Become a Substitute Teacher in Michigan

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

  • You will need to contact the Michigan School District you wish to substitute teach in and have them send an application to the Michigan Department of Education (the MDE must approve all substitute teaching permits).
  • Complete a Bachelor's Degree and send your Official Transcript along with your application back to the Michigan Department of Education.
  • You will be required to pay a small application processing fee.
  • Follow the individual school district's requirements stated on the application.



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