Become a New York Substitute Teacher

Substitute teaching in New York is a great way to give back to your community while also planting the seeds for a promising new career. Many New York teachers began their careers as substitute teachers. It is a great way to decide whether a career in education is right for you without committing the time and money needed to get your full-time teaching certification.

As a substitute teacher, you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced teachers about how to give a quality lesson, how to effectively manage your classroom, and more. Substitute teaching is also a good opportunity to develop valuable relationships that may prove to be the deciding factor when applying for your first full-time teaching job.

It is important to understand that salaries for substitute teachers are lower than for certified, full-time teachers. But substitutes have much more flexibility than their full-time counterparts. If you don't like your assignment, you don't have to go back tomorrow, and can sub in another school. Click on the following link if you wish to find out how to become a teacher in New York.

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How to Become a Substitute Teacher in New York

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

  • In New York, you need to apply for a substitute position through the school district you wish to teach at.
  • Complete a bachelor's degree, and send your official transcript along with your application.
  • You may be required to complete a background check.
  • You will be required to submit a fee. Substitute application processing fees may vary from district to district.



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