Substitute Teaching

​​​​Substitute teaching is a challenging yet gratifying job that is in high demand at our regional school districts. 

As a substitute teacher, you will enjoy job flexibility in your work environment and work schedules as you support students in K-12 classrooms.  Although it takes a lot of enthusiasm and hard work, you can build a robust skillset that will help prepare you for fulfilling careers in education.

The substitute teacher certificate is designed to prepare you with the necessary tools for basic teaching techniques, classroom management and survival skills, and guidelines as a substitute teacher. There are two courses required to obtaining the substitute teacher certificate (Substitute Teacher Training and Special Topics in Education). Additional requirements for substitute teachers vary by school district. 

The substitute teacher certificate can be earned by students in a current degree program at Dallas College, or earned by taking continuing education courses. 

For more information about registering for the substitute teaching program please contact​


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