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 Get Info, Strategies, and Maybe a Job at Substitute Teacher Event

Anyone interested in becoming a substitute teacher has an opportunity Sept. 22 to get practical strategies, useful information, and maybe even a job at the Substitute Teacher Training and Recruitment event organized by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and Point Loma Nazarene University.

The event is an opportunity to sign up to work as a substitute teacher in local school districts and get advice from teachers, administrators, credentialing professionals, and human resources representatives.

"Every school district needs a body of substitute teachers to serve in their classrooms, and those who are trained, qualified, and effective are often chosen to be the fulltime teacher needed tomorrow," said Dr. Conni Campbell, coordinator of Human Resources for SDCOE.

Human Resources representatives from various districts will be available to answer recruiting and hiring questions from participants. University teacher preparation programs will also be available to answer questions and help with enrollment.

Topics will include:

  • Classroom management
  • Instructional strategies
  • Legal requirements
  • Emergency curriculum
  • Job search
  • Professionalism
  • English language learners
  • Working with paraprofessionals

Anybody with a bachelor's degree and fingerprint clearance who has passed the online California Basic Educational Skills Test can work as a substitute teacher. 

"Substitute teachers make a positive impact in their community," Campbell said. "The job is a great way to prepare for or explore the possibility of a career in education while earning money."

Registration is open now for the event, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Point Loma Nazarene University's Mission Valley Regional Center, 4007 Camino Del Rio South in San Diego. The $45 fee to sign up includes lunch and a substitute teacher handbook.

For more information, contact Nikkie Bryant, 858-292-3548.