> I find it fascinating that you have to have a certificate to substitute
> teach. Here, they'll hire anyone who breathes and graduates high school
> doesnt' have a criminal record, because they're so desperate for subs.
> desperate enough to pay well, or offer benefits mind you, but desperate
> enough........all's ya gotta do is sit through a 2 - 3 hour class.
In PA, you have to be fully certified to sub. Certified teachers who are
substituting also have to maintain their certification, act 48 (I believe),
by earning 6 credits or a certain number of prof. development hours every
five years. I, personally, think a teacher should be exempt from act 48
until they are full time. Many people who are subbing can't afford to keep
up with the credits, and we have a hard enough time getting subs. I'm afraid
they will all get fed up and quit!