Federal legislation requires that districts hire only “highly qualified” substitute teachers.
Requires a one credit course, EDG 2311 that complies with F. S. 1012.35. The course includes the following: knowledge of district policies and procedures addressing school safety and security protocols, educational liability laws, ethics, and professional responsibilities.
1012.35 Substitute teachers.
(1) Each district school board shall adopt rules prescribing the compensation of, and the procedure for employment of, substitute teachers.
(a) The procedure for employment must include, but is not limited to, the filing of a complete set of fingerprints as required in s.1012.32; documentation of a minimum education level of a high school diploma or equivalent, and completion of an initial orientation and training program in district policies and procedures addressing school safety and security procedures, educational liability laws, professional responsibilities and ethics.
(b) Candidates who have no prior teaching experience, as determined by the employing school district, must complete an additional training program that includes classroom management skills and instructional strategies.
M-DCPS Temporary Instructor employment application requirements include: