Alabama Substitute Teacher Requirements

Whether you’re contemplating a career in the field of education or are looking for your first job post-graduation, applying to become a certified substitute teacher in Alabama is an excellent way to gain classroom experience while expanding your professional network.

The following are the requirements mandated by the Alabama State Department of Education to obtain your substitute teacher credentials:

  • Fingerprint clearance by the ABI and FBI
  • Proof of high school diploma, or GED equivalent
  • Completion of the State of Alabama Substitute Teacher License
  • $30 non-refundable application fee made payable to the Alabama Department of Education

Click here for information on earning your Alabama teacher certification.


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