People who want to teach but don't have the full credentials will have an opportunity to become certified as short-call substitute teachers under the Minnesota Limited Short Call Substitute program.
Resource Training & Solutions in St. Cloud has announced that it will coordinate a two-day program on Aug. 18 and 19, 2009, to prepare individuals to apply to become short-call substitute teachers. This training is for persons who hold a four-year degree but not a teaching certification.
Training will cover topics such as the substitute teacher's role in the classroom and district, basics of classroom management and instruction, basics of child development, and communication skills and legal issues.
Under Minnesota law, limited short call substitute teachers licenses are granted only if teachers who hold regular teaching licenses are not available or if a district is experiencing a hardship in securing a sufficient number of regularly licensed teachers to meet the district's need for short-call substitute teachers. Licensure is good for two years and must be renewed bi-annually.
Registration for the training can be made by contacting Joyce Rife at Resource Training & Solutions, P.O. Box 1576, St. Cloud, MN 56302, phone (320) 255-3236 or toll-free (888) 447-7032, Web site www.resourcetraining.com.