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If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of students and helping schools during the current educator shortage, the state of Illinois is making it easier than ever to become a substitute teacher and make some cash.

Here is how you can obtain a short term substitute teachers license.

You’ll need an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university OR at least 60 semester hours of 100 level or higher coursework from a regionally accredited college or university.

It’s FREE to apply. A $25 fee is required for the training.

Substitute teachers across the Chicago area can expect to make anywhere from $115 to $150 a day, although it varies district to district.

If this sounds like a plan for you, West40 can help make it happen. Our licensure specialists can assist you with the application process. Reach them at .

West40 will also hold an approved training program on January 18, 2023, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm via Zoom. This training will provide individuals with a general understanding of curriculum, classroom management techniques, school safety, and district/building operations. Individuals will be prepared to communicate with districts/schools about local procedures and expectations. 

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