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Foundations of Effective Substitute Teaching

Explore the rewards of substitute teaching – increasingly higher daily pay rates, a flexible schedule, and the knowledge that you’re contributing to society and making a difference in the lives of children. Specifically, this course is designed to broaden the participant’s knowledge base on the issues relevant to substitute teaching with a focus on practical strategies and building relationships with students. You will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, interview administrators and staff, learn elements of educational best practice, and reflect on first-hand experience in the classroom.


You can enroll in this course at any time. This is self-paced and instructor-guided to be completed within 90 days of registration.


WEAC member discount applied at time of check out.

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Reviews (4)

  1. Allison

    Very valuable course in an accessible format.

  2. Nikita

    I again would like to thank my instructor for her unconditional support and guidance. For me this course is my new beginning to the dream that I want to pursue. Thank you again for all your help.

  3. scott.kristin.brown

    This was a great course! I have a bachelor’s degree but not one in education so I decided to take this course to pursue substitute teaching. It is self-paced and all online (with the exception of the classroom observation visit) so you can fit it in with your own schedule. The readings, online resources, and information were very helpful and gave me a more in-depth view of what to expect. For the most part, the course is fairly user-friendly and I feel the value was excellent for the money I paid. If I ever need to take more courses, I wouldn’t hesitate to check with WEA Academy first to see if they have them available. My instructor was also very helpful and timely in grading my assignments. I highly recommend this course!

  4. tashadeee

    This course helped prepare me for the classroom in many ways. The material was all very relevant, and I found myself remembering key topics I learned in the online course during my observation day, which led to many A-HA moments. The course material prepared me to feel more confident from many standpoints (from what to bring with me, to preparing lessons and activities, to student behaviors at different maturity levels, and finally to classroom management techniques). The classroom observation was extremely valuable and brought it all together for me. I appreciated the additional links for further education as well.

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