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Sandra Cordie
Director of Educational Programs
(320) 255-3236 x 319
scordie@resourcetraining.com

Deb Thomes
Administrative Coordinator
(320) 255-3236 x 330
dthomes@resourcetraining.com


What is a Short-Call Substitute Teacher?

A short-call substitute teacher is one who teaches on a day-to-day basis that does not exceed 15 consecutive school days replacing the same teacher. A short-call substitute teacher must hold a Minnesota license that is valid for full-time employment or a Minnesota short call substitute license. These licenses are valid for functioning as a short-call teacher at all grade levels and in all fields.

Qualifications Required:
Persons with a non-education bachelor degree from an accredited college may apply for a
limited, short-call substitute teaching license.

About the Workshop:

  • Participants will be assisted in completing the online application as required by the MN Department of Education.
  • Participants will be fingerprinted during the workshop so that the Department of Education can perform a background check.
  • Participants will learn to:
    • Recognize the need for, and develop attributes of, a prepared and professional substitute teacher. 
    • Feel confident utilizing skills for effective classroom and behavior management. 
    • Recall district legal and educational issues in a time of need.
The Application Process:
  • All participants must apply to the Minnesota Department of Education to obtain a limited, short-call substitute teacher license.  Attending this workshop does not guarantee receipt of this licensure.
  • The Minnesota Department of Education accepts online applications only, with the exception of two pieces, the college transcript and fingerprint card for a background check.  These two pieces will need to be mailed in after the online application is completed.
  • Original transcripts in a college/university sealed envelope.  Have the transcripts sent to your home address, but do not open the envelope when they arrive or they will no longer be considered official.
  • Applicants who received their degree from outside the United States or its territories must forward their foreign transcripts to Minnesota-approved transcript evaluation service and submit the evaluation as part of their application for licensure.
  • It is suggested that you request your transcript immediately.
College Transcript Requirements:
  • Original transcripts in a college/university sealed envelope. Have the transcripts sent to your home address, but do not open the envelope when they arrive or they will no longer by considered official.
  • Applicants who received their degree from outside the United States or its territories must forward their foreign transcripts to Minnesota-approved transcript evaluation service and submit the evaluation as part of their application for licensure.
  • It is suggested that you request your transcript immediately.
  • You will need to send your transcript to the MN Department of Education along with your application.
For more information, please visit http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/Licen/index.html