A Few of the MANY Benefits of Substitute Teaching

According to the Bureau of U.S. Labor Statistics, over 600,000 Americans swelled the ranks of substitute teachers during 2014, and according to recent trends, that number seems likely to keep on growing. Considering the distinct benefits of substitute teaching, perhaps the time has come for you to consider joining the ranks.

Three Benefits of Substitute Teaching:


As a substitute teacher, you have the ability to make a difference in how students experience school. Sometimes all it takes is for a student to have one positive interaction with an adult who seems to care and who can provide a little motivation or insight. Subbing is a great way to spread positivity and feel like you are working for a ‘greater good.’

You also have the benefit of building your teaching portfolio and expanding your experience without the pressures and daily grind of maintaining your own full-time roster of students. Additionally, good substitute teachers are always in high demand, providing you with the ability to work wherever and whenever you like.


On a related note, as a substitute, you really can work as much or as little as you choose. Since it is only required that you work once in every ninety days in order to retain your certification, a substitute teaching career will provide all of the flexibility that you could hope for.


While some people thrive on routine, others find a rigid schedule overly predictable and boring. As a substitute teacher, you will be exposed to a wide range of schools, students, teachers, administrative styles, and subject matters. While not all of these elements will be as enjoyable as others, at least you will never have a chance to get bored.

For more information on how to take advantage of these and other benefits of substitute teaching, consult this online step-by-step guide. In addition, feel free to contact us. We look forward to helping you kick start your own substitute teaching career.

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