New Jersey substitute teachers are essential to providing a quality, consistent
education to students in New Jersey schools. Because of this, substitute teachers
are in high demand across the state.
Becoming a substitute teacher is an effective means of entering the field of education,
networking with educators and administrators, and determining if a teaching career
is the right choice for you. This makes substitute teaching a great choice for students
who are currently working towards their New Jersey teaching credential, or those
who are considering enrolling in a New Jersey teacher certification program.
Those interested in becoming substitute teachers in New Jersey must go through their
local county office of education to apply for a County Substitute Credential.
How to Become a Substitute Teacher in New Jersey
- Obtain a minimum of 60 semester credits at an accredited institution.
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- Contact the local county office of education to inquire about requirements and request
an application packet.
- Submit a completed application packet, $125 application fee, official transcripts
and supporting documents to the county office of education.
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Obtain negative results on a tuberculosis (TB) test.
For a list of county offices, fee confirmation, or to obtain more information, visit
the New Jersey Department of Education website.