In Minnesota in order to substitute you need a Bachelor's Degree and
criminal background check (fingerprinting, etc).It takes about 8 weeks + to
get the license ( and it is for one year). Of course, every district has
special requirements with respect to seminars on sexual harassment and other
I have subbed and still do when I can. There are great subs out there.
When you find an art sub make sure you request them specifically or you will
get the luck of the draw. Here we follow specific plans from the teachers
and school guidelines. Personally, I enjoy the variety of students and the
----- Original Message -----
From: L. P. Skeen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2000 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: BFA(?) or BSED(?) for ArtTeachers
> 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.
> Speaking of subs, FYI to the list, there is now organizing a national
> substitute teacher's association and they are moving fast. If you live
> San Bernardino, CA, you will have seen an article about their local
> in the paper there this week I think. The first national conventionwas
> in DC this summer. Their aim is to improve the situations of and gain
> respect for stubstitute teachers the country over. There is a website, I
> think....if I can find it I will let you know.
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