You might hire a substitute teacher to:

  • Carry out lesson plans consistent with the teacher’s guidelines, and/or create lesson plans in absence of a prepared lesson
  • Assign homework according to the teacher’s lesson plan

  • Maintain discipline and classroom control, fostering a safe and productive learning environment in accordance with school policies

  • Complete a report form, noting absences, progress with the lesson plan, disciplinary actions, or positive experiences

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Advanced competency in at least two subjects; general competency in others
Scheduling availability, flexibility, and patience
Teaching certificate
Confidence and proficiency giving instructions
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent