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 Resources and Jobs Available at Substitute Teacher Event

Anyone interested in becoming a substitute teacher can register now for an opportunity Feb.16 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.  

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

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
  • Serving all learners

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. Participants are encouraged to have those pre-requisites completed before the event. Career changers, recent graduates from any degree, paraprofessionals, and parents are all potential attendees.

Registration is open now for the event, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Grossmont Union High School District Library and Media Services office at 301 N. Mollison Ave. in El Cajon.

The $45 fee includes lunch and a substitute teacher handbook.

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