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Education Board Approves Online Training for Subs

Missouri has had a teacher and substitute teacher shortage for years and the pandemic has created an even greater need for additional teachers in the classroom. The Missouri Board of Education has approved yesterday permanently allowing an online training option 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 meeting, board member Don Claycomb of Linn says although the alternative path was controversial at first, he thinks the permanent route is a good move…


The cost of the training has not been finalized but it is expected to be similar to the amount candidates were charged when a temporary online training option was offered last year – 175-dollars for the full set of courses.

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