Do you enjoy working with children? Do you have a degree in business, art, or engineering, but you have always wanted to teach? If yes, then being a substitute teacher might be for you! Individuals who have obtained a bachelor’s degree (in any content area) from an accredited college may apply to participate in the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 Guest Teacher Program. The Guest Teacher program provides a great opportunity for individuals to become a day to day substitute teacher, experience different classroom environments in various school districts in Carbon and Lehigh Counties, grow and cultivate teaching skills, all while having the flexibility of choosing your own work days.
The Guest Teacher Program is a service the CLIU offers to the community and our local school districts. The program’s purpose is to provide quality substitute training to individuals with limited or no teaching experience. The program is conducted in order to provide participating Districts and Career and Technical Institutes with trained substitute teachers. Each Guest Teacher exits the program with the basic understanding to be a substitute teacher on a day-to-day basis and an emergency permit issued by the PA Department of Education (PDE) which makes the Guest Teacher eligible to substitute teach in any participating District and Career and Technical Institutes. The opportunities are rewarding and gratifying.
At the East Penn School District, the daily per diem substitute rates are as follows:
Per Diem Substitute Teachers
1-50 days- $112.28/day
51-75 days- $126.35/day
75+ days- $159.62/day
Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will earn the appropriate credentials and the option to substitute and become an employee of their choice of participating school districts. Below are the important dates for the Spring 2017-2018 Guest Teacher Program:
February 9, 2018: Deadline to return completed application
February 13 & 14, 2018: Interviews
February 22 & 23, 2018: Training
March 19, 2018: Meet and Greet Session
For more information on how you can register for the program, please visit the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 website.