Montana does not offer substitute teaching permits or require any type of license for those who wish to substitute teach in the state. The hiring of substitute teachers is up to each individual school district, which also sets its own requirements for substitute teachers. Some Montana school districts may only employ substitute teachers who have a teaching license, while others do not require this. Contact the school district in which you wish to substitute for specific requirements. A complete listing of all Montana schools may be found here.
According to the National Education Association, Montana’s substitute teachers who are licensed make from $65 to $85 per day. Unlicensed substitute teachers can expect a daily pay rate of $50 to $75. Some school districts in the state allow teachers to pre-select preferred substitute teachers. The state is still experiencing a severe lack of available substitute teachers.
Most Montana school districts require substitute teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree, while some prefer that you are also a graduate of a teacher preparation program. Check with your local school district for its requirements.
Want to learn how to earn a professional teaching certification? Contact schools offering teaching certification programs in Montana.
If you are filling a substitute teaching assignment for one teacher that lasts 30 consecutive days or more in length, you must be fully licensed to teach in Montana.
Experience requirements for substitute teachers vary from one Montana school district to the next. Check with the district in which you wish to work for its requirements.
All Montana substitute teachers must undergo a criminal history background check prior to being authorized to work with children. You must go to your local law enforcement agency and request their fingerprinting services. You will be given further information about this process when you apply for a substitute teaching position in your school district.
If you are interested in substitute teaching positions in Montana, contact your local school system. Montana’s education job portal at the OPI website also lists available substitute teaching positions.
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