Become a New Jersey Substitute Teacher

Substitute teachers are an essential part of the education system in New Jersey. Becoming a substitute teacher in New Jersey is a great way to find out whether or not you want to begin a career in education. The commitment is low, but the experience is rich.

Learn from experienced teachers as they share classroom management techniques and pedagogy secrets. This two-pronged approach will help you be an great teacher who can effectively impart knowledge to your students.

It is important to understand, though, that substitute salaries are lower than those of certified, full-time teachers. On the other hand, subs have an enviable amount of flexibility. Click on the following link if you want to find out how to become a teacher in New Jersey.

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How to Become a Substitute Teacher in New Jersey

Complete the following steps to become a substitute teacher in New Jersey:

  • Apply for your substitute teaching credentials through the school district you wish to teach in.
  • You must have completed 60 college credits.
  • You will need to provide the school district with a completed application, college transcripts, a signed oath of allegiance, and any associated processing fees.
  • The school district may also require a background check.


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