Missouri to permanently allow online training option for substitute teacher candidates

By: | August 18, 2021

Missouri has had a K-12 teacher and substitute teacher shortage for years and the pandemic has created an even greater shortage. The Missouri Board of Education has approved today permanently allowing an online training alternative for substitute teacher candidates.

Later this calendar year, aspiring subs will have the choice of taking a virtual course of about 20 hours – or fulfilling the traditional 60 college credit hours.

During today’s Missouri Board of Education meeting, board member Don Claycomb of Linn says although the additional route was controversial at first, he thinks the permanent route is a good move.

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