How to Become a Substitute Teacher in Broward County Florida

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Substitute teachers in Broward County, Florida, can earn from $11 per hour with 60 or more credit hours of college, and $14 to $22 per hour with a completed bachelor's degree or higher educational level. The hours for substituting are those of a teacher, starting as early as 7 a.m. and going until 4 p.m., depending on the school. A drawback is that it is difficult to find work in the summer. However, working as a substitute teacher can be a great job for those who need flexibility in their work schedule.

  • To work in Broward County, Florida, as a substitute teacher, you have to get your official transcripts that say you have completed at least 60 credit hours of higher education to obtain your substitute teaching clearance. If your degree is from out of state, you have to provide a degree evaluation.

  • You then need to enroll in a substitute teacher training course. This is offered at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Florida. The cost is $65 and it is for 14 hours. You will receive a certificate when completed.

  • After you have completed substitute teacher training, you will need to be fingerprinted. An FBI background check is done, so be honest on the application, even if it is a minor offense that you do not think will show up. Officials are much more likely to let you teach with a minor offense than if you tell a lie.

  • You will need to have two references sent to Instructional Staffing before going in for clearance. One reference has to come from an employer whether current or former. Relatives cannot act as a reference for the substitute teaching application.

  • You will need a Social Security card, driver's license or official picture ID, official transcripts, Substitute Teacher Training certificate, and Immigration and Naturalization Service card if applicable to take to the clearance office.

  • Take all of these items to the K.C. Wright Administration Center, which is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clearance center can be found in the K.C. Wright Administration Building, or School Board Building, at 600 SE 3rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale.

  • You can mail in references or education transcripts. Just be sure before you go that they have been received. Call: 754-321-3230 for more information on teaching requirements.

  • Just because you complete the substitute teacher training, you are not guaranteed a job. You have to be cleared to work as a substitute teacher.

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