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Substitute Teacher Training Program Overview

Did you know that anyone with two years of college experience can substitute teach in RI? Are you currently underemployed or unemployed, or simply looking for a change in your career?  Are you a college student taking a gap year, or looking for a flexible work schedule? 

Due to COVID-19, there is an increased need for high quality substitute teachers to be ready and willing to serve our schools and districts. Substitute teaching is challenging, and the current educational environments necessitates a new set of skills across multiple learning models. Still, there are strategies and practices new candidates can learn in advance of their placements to ensure success. 

The Substitute Teacher Training Program is a partnership with Highlander Institute, RI Department of Education and Freedom Dreams, LLC, working together to ensure that students receive an uninterrupted education supported by caring and qualified adults. 

Qualified Candidates will receive 10 hours of asynchronous course instruction which includes: 

  • Strategies and practices to support across different COVID-proof learning environments;
  • Exposure to topics such as child development, curriculum development, and engagement strategies; 
  • Classroom management training;
  • Understanding and ability to utilize most commonly used online and blended learning platforms; 
  • And much more!

Once candidates successfully finish the course, they will be placed with a RI school district for hiring. Current substitute rates range from $90-$150 per day!

To register for this FREE professional development and workforce training opportunity, please fill out the form below:

Substitute Teacher Training Program Registration

By filling out the form below, you will be registered for our online course, consisting of 5 modules and a final written performance task, which can be completed at your own pace. Once you complete the course, you will review the district placement options and share your top preferences. Finally, you will be contacted by a Highlander Institute team member to connect you with a school/district for next steps with the hiring process.

Note: This course is also open to individuals who are currently already working in a school or district, but want to use the course as a resource to continue learning. If this is the case for you, please indicate this on the form below.