Swing Education Announces Program to Help Aspiring Substitute Teachers Enter the Profession

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 7:26 am

Teacher Engagement and Certification Help (TEACH) Program provides participants with monetary, personal, and professional support

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 18, 2019 — Swing Education, an on-demand marketplace for substitute teachers, is accepting applications through August 16, 2019 for its Teacher Engagement and Certification Help (TEACH) Program, a new eight-week program to help individuals become certified to substitute teach in their state. The TEACH Program will provide selected candidates monetary, personal and professional support in becoming working substitute teachers.

It is free to apply. For more information, visit https://swingeducation.com/swing-teach/

“There is a nationwide shortage of qualified substitute teachers and we want to remove barriers for those wanting to enter the field,” said Mike Teng, CEO and co-founder of Swing Education. “The TEACH Program provides passionate, qualified individuals with the financial and professional support they need to begin rewarding careers as a substitute teacher and find jobs in the schools that need them.”

The TEACH Program guides selected candidates through the process of getting their substitute teaching certification. Candidates also receive:

  • Up to $1,000 in incentives, including reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses and monetary incentives the more you work.
  • Peer support through the TEACH cohort, including community-building programs, resources and networking opportunities with other professional educators and substitute teachers
  • Access to a dedicated Swing Advocate to help them as they begin substitute teaching
  • Access to Swing Education’s substitute teaching resources and support materials.

Candidates for the TEACH Program must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher, have a passion to teach students in their local community, and commit to becoming a certified substitute teacher in their state. Applicants in areas that are highly impacted by the substitute teacher shortage will be prioritized.

About Swing Education

Founded in 2015, Swing Education addresses the nationwide substitute teacher shortage by helping schools connect with qualified educators via an easy-to-use, web-based marketplace. The company’s diverse pool of substitute teachers consists of both veteran educators and those who are entering into the education community through Swing Education. To date, the company has helped more than 1,500 school partners fill 100,000+ teacher absences. To learn more about Swing Education, visit www.swingeducation.com.