Training available for short-term substitute teachers

By Teri Wood
DuPage Regional Office of Education
Posted1/21/2019 11:09 AM

The DuPage Regional Office of Education will offer required training for individuals who qualify for a short-term substitute teaching license later this month in Wheaton.

The training will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the DuPage Regional Office of Education, 421 North County Farm Road. The cost is $50.

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On July 1, 2018, Illinois House Bill 5627 was signed into law allowing individuals with 60 hours of college credit to apply for a short-term substitute teaching license. As a service to DuPage County school districts, the regional office will offer training that is required for this new license. The training must be completed prior to teaching on this license.

Here are some requirements and information for the license:

• Must hold an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or show completion of 60 semester hours of college coursework.

• Short-term substitute licenses are valid until June 30, 2023, and may not be renewed.

• Cannot teach more than five consecutive days per licensed teacher.

• Must complete a training program provided by the school board or Regional Office of Education prior to teaching on the license.

• Cannot serve as a paraprofessional on the short-term sub license.


• There is a $25 application fee, no registration fee.

• Valid for substitute teaching in all grades of the public schools, prekindergarten through grade 12.

Although not required or developed for regular substitute teachers, the training is also open and available to those educators.

For details, send an email to

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