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.
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.
Criminal History Background Check
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.