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I am a new substitute teacher in Arizona. Have been in manufacturing most my life but always involved in my neice/nephews and now grand neice/nephew lives. Thinking of becoming a permant teacher. However, was wondering why their is so many openings for substitue teachers? Don't really want to get involved in something that will hurt present teachers. Seems that all over the USA (talking to family over the states and looking on some of the job websites) wondering why that is? They are willing to take anyone with a bachlors degree????

Dec 30, 2015 2:15pm

  • K-12
  • Assessment / Behavior / Celebrating Teachers / Class Culture / Coaching / Common Core / Differentiation / Digital Literacy / Engagement / English Language Learners / New Teachers / Next Generation Science Standards / Planning / Special Education
  • Student Collaboration / Teacher Collaboration


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    • Jan 3, 2016 3:02pm

      Many reasons. It's always about the "budget" and the politics. You can chalk it under there.

      • Jan 5, 2016 8:51pm

        Quality substitute teachers are difficult to find and are oftentimes hired to replace the large number of retiring Baby Boomers.

        Most districts will allow you to become a substitute if you have a bachelors degree. Others may require the completion of educational or specific subject area courses.