Substitute Teacher Training

Local school districts need you! You can make a difference!

Schools in our area are facing an unprecedented shortage of substitute teachers. Guest teaching is fun and rewarding and highly qualified substitute teachers are needed to ensure uninterrupted learning in every classroom.

You may obtain a Wisconsin Substitute Teaching License if you hold an Associates degree or higher and complete an approved training program.

The CESA 10 Substitute Teacher Preparatory Program is designed to prepare participants to be effective substitute teachers. It begins with a comprehensive online program you may complete when it is most convenient for you. In addition, you may take advantage of one of several conveniently scheduled meetings to learn from seasoned professionals and local district leaders about how to be a great substitute teacher. Your enrollment includes one-on-one assistance in navigating the Department of Public Instruction’s licensing application process by appointment, at your convenience.

Teacher Topics:

  • Basic district and school policies and procedures

  • Teaching strategies that are age appropriate

  • Discipline, conflict resolution, and classroom management techniques

  • Health and safety issues, including handling medical emergencies

  • Techniques for starting a class

  • The culture of schools and the profession

  • Working with lesson plans

  • Educational technology use

  • Working with children with special needs, including confidentiality issues

  • Substitute teacher permit application process

  • Access to a CESA-wide database of more than 20 school district contacts


$225 for virtual access to all course materials, *Additional DPI fee required. The current fee is $100; subject to change. Contact your local district for possible training reimbursement or other incentives.

*Payment due at time of registration. ***Please note refunds will not be given after course has been paid for on myQuickReg. Transcripts are also needed to submit paperwork with DPI.

Why choose the CESA 10 Program?

Flexible - Affordable - Convenient - Trusted

Districts in the CESA 10 region pay between $95-$115/day. Some districts may reimburse you for your training and certification cost after a number of days worked. Sign up today!

Have more questions? Contact:

Shari Owen