The Minnesota Department of Education Educator Licensing Division issues two Substitute Teacher Licenses: the Two-Year, Short Call Substitute Teacher License and the Five-Year, Short Call Substitute Teacher License. A Two-Year, Short Call Substitute Teacher may only teach for 15 consecutive days in one classroom assignment, in any subject or grade level. A Five-Year, Short Call Substitute Teacher may replace the same teacher for 16 or more consecutive days.
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For both types of substitute teaching licenses, you must submit a completed fingerprint card with your application to be used in submitting to a background check. You can request a fingerprint card by contacting Educator Licensing at 651-582-8691 or by emailing email@example.com. Take it to your nearest local law enforcement office, and they will fingerprint you. Mail the card in with your licensure application. A full criminal history background check will then be conducted.
To find available substitute teaching positions once licensed, visit the Minnesota Public Schools Directory.
For more information on substitute teacher licensure in Minnesota, contact the Educator Licensing Division at 651-582-8691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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