New Jersey Substitute Teaching License

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In New Jersey, it is the County offices of the New Jersey Department of Education who issue County Substitute certificates in emergency situations. This allows a non-certified person to fill in temporarily for a certified teacher, and is only used if certified teachers are not available.

Once you have been issued a County Substitute certificate, your name is placed on a database for all schools/districts within that county. You may have the freedom to choose which schools, districts, grades and/or subjects you will teach.

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Education Requirements

While each county has its own requirements, most require you to have at least 60 hours of college credits to obtain a County Substitute certificate. Check with your county office for its requirements.

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

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Experience

Generally, no experience is required for a County Substitute teaching certificate. However, some counties may prefer to hire substitutes who have some experience working with children. Check with your county office for details.

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Criminal History Background Check

You will not be employed by any New Jersey school until you have undergone a criminal history background check. Your fingerprints will be run through databases of the New Jersey State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. More information is available from your local county office.

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Contact Information

Contact your local county office and/or school district for information on substitute opportunities.

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