Substitute teachers in Massachusetts need not have a permit or be licensed. They are, however, expected to meet minimum qualifications. Each school district that employs substitutes must ensure that they meet these qualifications.
A bachelor’s degree is necessary to substitute teach in most subjects. However, a combination of education and work experience may be accepted in certain fields.
Want to learn how to earn a professional teaching certification? Contact schools offering teaching certification programs in Massachusetts.
School districts in Massachusetts will not hire you without you submitting to a criminal history background check. When you apply for a substitute teaching position with a school district, information will be given to you on how to go about completing the requirements for a criminal history background check.
Contact your local public school system for more information about substitute teaching opportunities.
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