Rose State College Offers Substitute Teaching Certificate Published June 29, 2016

Substitute Teacher

Midwest City, Okla. – When school bells begin to ring in August, teacher shortages will be a major challenge faced by superintendents and principals throughout Oklahoma.  And, while substitute teachers may not have the professional skill sets of their licensed counterparts, they will certainly play an important role in K-12 classrooms.

 In an effort to enhance the core competencies of current and future substitute teachers, Rose State College and Professional Oklahoma Educators have joined forces and developed a new Oklahoma Substitute Teaching Certificate.  The 10-hour credential will be offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning July 12, at the Rose State Professional Training Center. 

 The hands-on course includes such topics as:  being ready to walk into the classroom, discipline techniques for the classroom, understanding student behavior, understanding what school districts, superintendents, and classroom teachers expect, and legal obligations.

 A list of graduates will be provided to schools throughout the State.

 The fee for the certificate is $ 44 per participant.  Registration is available online at

For registration and additional information, contact Rachel Jones,, 405.733.7488.