Substitute teachers in the state of Nebraska, under rules found at the Nebraska Department of Education, must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
- Completed application with the Nebraska Department of Education.
- Minimum of 60 hours of college coursework successfully completed.
- Completion of the Human Relations Training requirement.
Human Resources Training Courses
Three courses offered at Peru State College are approved to meet the Human Resources Training requirement:
- EDUC 255 - 3 credit hours
- EDUC 505 - 3 credit hours
- INS 500 - 1 credit hour
New Students Already Holding a Bachelor's Degree
Peru State offers INS 500, Diversity in Education, for potential substitutes that
already hold a bachelor's degree. The tuition cost of this graduate-level, one-credit-hour
class for 2019-2020 is approximately $370.
To enroll in the course, please complete Peru State College's free application for graduate admission as a non-degree seeking, personal enrichment student.
New Students Without a Bachelor's Degree
Peru State offers EDUC 255, Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners for students with 60 or more credit hours interested in becoming a substitute teacher.
The tuition cost of a three credit hour class for 2019-2020 is approximately $750
on campus and $890 online.
To enroll in the course, please complete Peru State College's free application for undergraduate admission as a non-degree seeking, personal enrichment student.
Current Teacher Candidates and Southeast Nebraska Teacher Academy
Southeast Nebraska Teacher Academy (SENTA) is a partnership among Peru State College, Educational Service Unit 4 (ESU #4), and
the school districts in the ESU #4 region. This partnership allows individuals who
qualify for a local substitute teaching permit to obtain a SENTA substitute certificate
issued by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), making them eligible to substitute
teach at all schools within the ESU #4 region. SENTA is the Local Substitute Permit
partnership with ESU #4.
Please visit the SENTA page for more information.
Current Students not in the School of Education
Any other current student interested in substitute teaching and in taking the Human Relations Course necessary to do so, should speak with their academic advisor.