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A substitute certificate, valid for four fiscal years, may be issued for teaching in all grades of the common schools when no appropriate fully certified teacher is available to teach in a substitute capacity. A person holding a substitute certificate may teach only in place of a certified teacher under contract for a maximum of 90 school days in any single district in any single year; the City of
- The applicant holds a regular certificate; or
- The applicant holds a bachelor's degree either from an institution accredited by the North Central Association of Schools or other comparable regional accrediting agency, or from a recognized teacher education institution; or
- The applicant can provide proof of two years of teaching experience in an elementary or secondary school and 60 semester hours of credit, including six semester hours in professional education from a recognized institution of higher learning.
A substitute certificate is valid for four years and may not be renewed. Upon its expiration the holder must apply for a new certificate.
An individual who holds an elementary, secondary, early childhood or special certificate may serve as a substitute teacher for 120 days per district per year in all grades (K-12).
Effective January 1, 2011:
To Substitute in a public school in Kane County you must have either a Teacher Certificate or a Substitute Certificate to apply to substitute at a district