Indiana Substitute Teaching License

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In order to obtain a Substitute Teaching Permit in Indiana, you must be recommended by your local school district. Requirements vary from one district to the next.

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Education Requirements

In all districts, applicants for substitute teaching permits must have at least a high school diploma. Some districts may require a college degree or some college credit. Check with your local district for their requirements.

Want to learn how to earn a professional teaching certification? Contact schools offering teaching certification programs in Indiana.

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Experience

As an applicant for a substitute permit, you must have positive work experiences with children documented.

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Criminal History Background Check

You must pass an expanded criminal history check (ECH) prior to a substitute teacher permit being issued. Your school district will either conduct this check through a private company or the Indiana State Police. State, county and national records and sex offender registries will be checked. As the applicant, you must pay for all fees associated with these checks.

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Additional Information

If you already have a educator license in Indiana, you do not need to apply for a substitute teaching permit. Each school district will have its own assessment policies and instruments for prospective substitute teachers. The decision as to whether or not you are recommend for a substitute permit is solely up to the district with which you apply.

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Contact Information

Search this Indiana public school directory for your local school district’s contact information.

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