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Guest Substitute Teaching (SmartSTART Program)

SmartSTART Guest Substitute Teaching

South Fayette Township SD Guest Substitute Teaching
Interested in Becoming a Guest Day-to-Day Substitute Teacher with the South Fayette
Township School District?
Great schools need great teachers. If you are thinking about a career in education, returning to the
workforce or looking to work with children, the South Fayette Township School District has employment
opportunities for you.
As a guest substitute teacher you will gain valuable experience and have a positive impact on kids.
What is the Minimum Qualification to become a Guest Day-to-Day Substitute Teacher?
All candidates interested in substitute teaching in the South Fayette Township School District must have a
bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

What is the Process for becoming a Guest Day-to-Day Substitute Teacher?
- Complete an on-line application.
- Provide a resume, bachelor’s transcript and three letters of recommendation (additional
documents may be requested at the orientation).
- Attend a one-day Guest Substitute Teacher Orientation hosted at SFTSD.
- Pass the on-line Sub-Skills Courses through the University of Utah STEDI program, which would
be assigned at the orientation.
- Secure the following:
    o Child Abuse History Clearance
    o Pennsylvania Criminal History Check
    o Department of Education FBI Clearance
    o Official transcripts from an accredited institution (must meet the requirement)
    o Act 168
    o Completion of Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training
    o Provide verification of a physical and TB Test results
    o Completion of SFTSD interview and classroom observation
    o Additional new hire documentation

Is There a Fee Associated with the Training?
Yes, there is a $125 fee that covers the cost of the on-line courses, workbook and all related materials.
This fee is paid by the applicant which is non-refundable.

What do Guest Day-to-Day Substitute Teachers Earn?
The district pays $125.00 per day to start.

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