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SUBSTITUTE TEACHING SEMINARS
 

WE ARE SORRY BUT THERE ARE

NO SEMINARS SCHEDULED FOR THE FALL 2007.

Please check this website for future seminars.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Substitute teachers who are qualified, trained and can continue the learning process in the absence of the studentsí regular classroom teacher are in great demand throughout the State of New Jersey. This seminar will give participants the skills and confidence needed to be effective in the classroom. The seminar will guide participants in gaining classroom management skills, as well as in learning effective teaching strategies to keep students focused. Additionally, participants will complete most of the necessary documentation required for county substitute certification and will learn about options in pursuing full-time teacher certification.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Members of the general public who have a desire to substitute teach in their local schools, novices who do not have any type of education background or prior teaching experience, and those who have already substitute taught and are looking to gain additional classroom skills are all encouraged to attend the seminar.

PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Substitute Teacher Handbook
  • Instructional strategies for all levels of students
  • Information on substitute certification processes and procedures
  • Handouts on teaching and learning strategies, classroom management, educational activities and general substitute teaching policies

AGENDA

  • Preparing for the Call to Substitute
    • What to have ready
    • What is needed from the school
    • Surveying the resources of the classroom
  • Basic Classroom Procedures & Instructional Techniques
    • Review of P-12 sample lesson plans
    • Description & practice of effective instructional techniques
    • Lesson startups and extensions
  • Student Behavior Management
    • Guiding principles of classroom management
    • Practical applications
    • Classroom management scenarios
    • "On-the-spot" responses to situations
    • Teacher case studies
  • School Law, Practices & Procedures
    • Student health & safety
    • Special education
    • Emergency situations
    • General district level practices & procedures
  • Pathway to the Teaching Profession
    • Gaining employment as a substitute teacher
    • Preparing for a full-time teaching career
    • Using substitute teaching as a "window of opportunity" for a teaching career.
  • County Substitute Certification Requirements
    • Application paperwork completed
    • Notarization of paperwork completed on-site
    • Certification process discussed.

This seminar is not required by the NJ Department of Education to obtain a county substitute certificate or to substitute teach in New Jersey.

REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN COUNTY SUBSTITUTE CERTIFICATION

  • Minimum of 60 college credits in any type of program
  • Clean criminal background history (No felonies)
  • Evidence of a negative Mantoux (TB) test or chest x-ray

SEMINAR LOCATION

Kean University Campus - Union, New Jersey
Directions to the campus and a map of the campus are available at http://www.kean.edu/directions.html

SEMINAR FEE

  • $175 - Includes seminar cost, handbook, materials, and notarization of paperwork
  • Fee is due at time of registration
  • Registration must be submitted one week prior to seminar.

The following additional fees will also be required to obtain county substitute certification:

  • $75 - County Substitute Certification Fee
  • $78 - Criminal History Background Check Fee

These additional fees must be paid upon presentation of your substitute application paperwork to your local school district.

TO REGISTER:

Advanced registration is required and early registration is recommended as seminars are limited to 25 participants.  Registration must be received one week prior to the seminar.

Click here to download a registration form.  Please print the form, complete the required information and return this registration form to: Teaching Performance Center, Willis 110, Union, NJ 07083. Or, if paying by credit card, you may register by phone at 908-737-4185 or by fax at 908-737-4115