What does a Substitute Teacher Assistant do?
Substitute teachers are responsible for providing instruction and managing classroom environments in absence of the regular teacher. Substitute teachers are required to perform all of the duties of the teacher that they are subbing for. They usually report to the principal at the location to which they are assigned. Substitute assignments can be for just a day, a week, or sometimes for longer periods depending on the absence period of the regular teacher.
Substitute teacher are usually required to have a Bachelor's degree and a teaching credential. Substitute teachers often start substituting on a career path to become a full time classroom teacher.
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Learn how to become a Substitute Teacher Assistant, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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“Incredibly flexible: you choose if you want to work each day and where you want to work.”
“The Department I worked in used to be a great place to work and I loved my job.”
“I was great to work with so many of of the fantastic employees in the elementary schools throughout the district!”
“Also not many opportunities to become a permanent teacher in this district as a substitute.”
“I’d give this company one star if it weren’t for the Sub Supervisors who are great to work with.”
“There is not enough pay for someone who isn't retired or working another job.”
“Flexible schedule if you’re not long term.... can say yes or no to jobs.”
“Great opportunity learn about the Montessori philosophy if that is what you are looking to pursue a career in.”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an assistant substitute teacher
When working as an assistant substitute teacher, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are CPR First Aid, English, Excellent Communication, Communication, and Load Unload.
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