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Substitute Teacher Certificate

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Substitute teachers are valuable to the school system because they keep the educational process going when the regular teacher is absent. The Substitute Teacher Training Certificate defines the true role of a substitute teacher; it encompasses teaching strategies, classroom management techniques, experience with lesson plans, and guidelines for decision making.

Two class are required to earn this certificate:

  • The Substitute Teacher Training course is 12 hours in length and is offered throughout the system either face-to-face or on-line. This class will help you to become a confident substitute teacher for the first day you walk into the classroom.
  • The Tools for Teaching course is 14 hours of training for classroom management, it is offered at various locations throughout the system in a face-to-face format. Tools for Teaching will give you the skills and tools needed to be a successful substitute teacher.?


Please contact ATCP@LoneStar.edu or call 281.312.1716 for more information.

Program Plan

Courses Contact Hours
EDTCC 2100201 Substitute Teacher Training 12
ATCPC 7200009 Tools for Teaching Module 14
Substitute Teacher Certificate Total 26

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Career Options

Wage data varies by grade level and/or experience1
  • Substitute Teacher2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Program Cost: $282

Additional costs required for certification fees and testing, application fees, background checks ,courses, course materials and textbooks.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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