Substitute Teacher Training

September 9 & 10, 2020

The W-FL BOCES Substitute Registry offers training to prospective or current substitutes who wish to work within Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES sites or the 25 component districts we serve. Substitutes are hired directly by the school district, therefore the qualifications and application process for that district must be followed. This training is meant to strengthen a substitute's confidence and skill set to work with students of all ages.
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FREE Training at the Conference Center at W-FL BOCES in Newark, NY

This two-day, ten-hour, training course provides an overview of what it means to be a substitute teacher and provides skills to help substitutes work with students.

Knowing your Audience - Classroom Procedures - Behavior Management - Lesson Plans

* Information on applications and fingerprinting requirements is also covered*

The two-day training will be offered from

9:00am - 3:00pm at the

W-FL BOCES Conference Center, 131 Drumlin Court, Newark, NY

Lunch is on your own ~ The Conference Center Orchard Cafe will be open and available.

Qualifications for Substitutes

Qualifications for school substitutes vary across the region from a high school diploma to college credit and/or a degree or certification (see the specific school district's website to verify qualifications).

For those interested in substitute work, attendance does not guarantee a job, but should increase your confidence and your chances in obtaining substitute work. It is recommended that you include a copy of your two-day training completion certificate provided at the end of the training with your applications to school districts.

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How to Register

Click on this link for directions on how to register using Frontline Education (My Learning Plan).

Printing Certificates

Click on this link for directions on how to print your two-day training completion certificate.

Registration Information

For questions on registration, please contact the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Professional Development Registrar, Jacqui O'Hora @ 315-332-7329 or e-mail to If you need to cancel your registration, please call 315-332-7329 or cancel within My Learning Plan.
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Contact Information

For more information about the upcoming

Substitute Teacher Training, please contact:

Pamela Mann

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES ~ (315) 332-7457

Christine Bennett, Coordinator of Employee Engagement

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES ~ (315) 332-7282