The LAA is creating a collection of online resources guides for Latino immigrants providing important information on how to become a skilled, licensed professional in the State of Georgia. The goal of this project is to promote self-sufficiency in the Latino community and to allow skilled Latino immigrants to translate their education, skills, and talents to meet Georgia’s licensing requirements.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSING GUIDES
Sometimes during the school year, a classroom teacher may be absent from school for various reasons (illness, maternity leave, personal leave, etc.). In this case, the school system calls in a substitute teacher to take the regular classroom teacher’s place. Substitute teachers can also be called in to cover a class for a teaching position that has yet to be filled while they search for a classroom teacher to fill that position.
School systems keep a “substitute list” of approved substitute teachers that the school can call upon to serve in the classroom in case of a regular classroom teacher absence.
The requirements for substitute teachers vary by each school system, however at minimum the State of Georgia requires that each substitute teacher have:
- a high school diploma or GED equivalent
- have participated in at least four (4) hours of initial substitute teachers training provided by the employing Georgia school system. Those already holding their valid or expired Georgia professional teaching or paraprofessional certificate are exempt from the training equipment.
Applications vary by school system. Like applications for most jobs substitute teaching applications require:
- basic personal information
- cover letter
- references (usually a recommendation from a former employer),
- a record of your past education
- minimum high school diploma
- college or university diploma
- and/or official transcripts including grade point average
- proof of training of substitute training
To view requirements for each of the school systems, click on the pdf for each corresponding school system: