Substitute Teacher TrainingSubstitute Teacher Training

A limited, short-call substitute teacher is one who teaches on a day-to-day basis that does not exceed 15 consecutive school days replacing the same teacher. A short-call substitute teacher must hold a Minnesota license that is valid for full-time employment or a Minnesota short call substitute license. These licenses are valid for functioning as a short-call teacher at all grade levels and in all fields.


Qualifications Required:
Persons with a non-education bachelor degree from an accredited college may apply for a limited, short-call substitute teaching license.


Limited Short-call Substitute Teacher Workshops 
Location: Resource Training & Solutions
Time: Day 1: 9:00 – 3:00 / Day 2: 8:30 – 2:30
Cost: $175 per person.
Dates: 
August 15 & 16, 2017
September 13 & 14, 2017
November 8 & 9, 2017
February 21 & 22, 2018
April 4 & 5, 2018
June 6 & 7, 2018

About the Workshop:

  • Participants will be assisted in completing the online application as required by the MN Department of Education.
  • Participants will be fingerprinted during the workshop so that the Department of Education can perform a background check.
  • Participants will learn to:
    • Recognize the need for, and develop attributes of, a prepared and professional substitute teacher. 
    • Feel confident utilizing skills for effective classroom and behavior management. 
    • Recall district legal and educational issues in a time of need.


The Application Process

  • All participants must apply to the Minnesota Department of Education to obtain a limited, short-call substitute teacher license.  Attending this workshop does not guarantee receipt of this licensure.
  • The Minnesota Department of Education accepts online applications only, with the exception of two pieces, the college transcript and fingerprint card for a background check.  These two pieces will need to be mailed in after the online application is completed.
  • Original transcripts in a college/university sealed envelope.  Have the transcripts sent to your home address, but do not open the envelope when they arrive or they will no longer be considered official.
  • Applicants who received their degree from outside the United States or its territories must forward their foreign transcripts to Minnesota-approved transcript evaluation service and submit the evaluation as part of their application for licensure.
  • It is suggested that you request your transcript immediately.


College Transcript Requirements

  • Original transcripts in a college/university sealed envelope. Have the transcripts sent to your home address, but do not open the envelope when they arrive or they will no longer by considered official.
  • Applicants who received their degree from outside the United States or its territories must forward their foreign transcripts to Minnesota-approved transcript evaluation service and submit the evaluation as part of their application for licensure.
  • It is suggested that you request your transcript immediately.
  • You will need to send your transcript to the MN Department of Education along with your application.


For more information, please visit the Minnesota Department of Education website.