Substitute Teacher Training @CESA 8

Serving 27 Districts in Northeastern Wisconsin

We Want YOU (to be a Substitute Teacher)

Did YOU Know:

  • On any given day, approximately 274,000 substitute teachers serve in this country’s classrooms.
  • By the time a student graduates from high school, that person will have spent the equivalent of a full year being taught by a substitute.
  • A Three-Year Short-Term Substitute license may be issued to an applicant who holds an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university and who has successfully completed an approved substitute training program*.
  • Once an educator holds a current Three-Year Short-Term Substitute license, they may short-term substitute at any Wisconsin school district that wishes to hire them.

Join us at CESA 8 to learn the substitute basics, including:
  • Policies/Procedures
  • Age-appropriate teaching strategies
  • 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 teaching profession
  • Working with lesson plans
  • Working with children with disabilities, including confidentiality issues
  • How to apply for your first license


Advance Registration is Required (see link below)

  • Cost: $100 (lunch is included)


*This is a WI Department of Public Instruction approved substitute training program.

Our Next 1-Day Training Will Be ___

Due to the uncertainty of hosting events due to COVID-19, our face-to-face training offerings are temporarily on hold. Once we receive further guidance, we will update this flyer.


To make sure you are ready for the 2020-21 School Year, other DPI-approved, asynchronous options are available through: