Note – Non-US Citizens, Foreign Degree Holders and individuals who have a record on a clearance will require additional information.
HOW TO APPLY - Download the application packet HERE or contact Karen Makin, Coordinator of Programs and Support Services at email@example.com or 814-940-0223 ext. 1316 for an application packet.
After review and acceptance, applicants will be scheduled an appointment to review and complete paperwork. IU 8 can assist applicants with applying for clearances. Appointments are available at the IU 8 Offices in Altoona, Ebensburg or Richland during normal business hours.
Applicants can be fingerprinted at IU 8. We are able to do mobile fingerprinting to assist with this process. Fingerprinting arrangements will need made prior to the appointment so equipment is available.
Please do not send any application materials to the districts listed.
If you hold a PA Teaching certificate you should not apply for this program – please contact the district(s) directly to substitute.
TRAINING - During training, you will learn techniques to deal with today's students and review effective teaching topics. Training is required.
The TENTATIVE training schedule below may be modified based on applications and/or program needs. A minimum of eight applicants needed for training. Applicants will receive training information and details once scheduled into a session. Application deadline two weeks prior to training.
August 25, 2017
September 22, 2017
October 27, 2017
December 8, 2017
Act 126 - Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Act
Effective January 2, 2013 all substitutes are required to attend training under Act 126 every five years. More information will be provided to applicants as they complete the application and training process.
This training is in addition to the required training for participating in this program. Act 126 does not require completion prior to beginning employment. IU 8 will require training be completed as soon as possible but during the school year in which you obtain the permit.
PARTICIPATING DISTRICTS - Those who successfully complete training and required paperwork will be qualified to substitute in any of the participating districts. The emergency permit will only be valid for substituting in participating consortium districts.
Applicants may select from any of the participating districts.
Bedford County: Bedford Area, Everett Area, Northern Bedford County,
Blair County: Bellwood-Antis, Hollidaysburg Area, Tyrone Area, Williamsburg Community
Cambria County: Blacklick Valley, Cambria Heights, Central Cambria, Ferndale Area, Forest Hills, Greater Johnstown, Penn Cambria, Portage Area, Richland, Westmont Hilltop
Somerset County: Berlin Brothersvalley, North Star, Shanksville-Stonycreek,
IU 8: Classes located in the four county area comprised of special needs students – assignments based geographically to the substitute
IU 8 and all participating districts are EOE.
PERMIT and RENEWAL INFORMATION - The emergency permit will be valid for day-to-day substitute teaching assignments valid at participating districts. This permit will be valid for the school year obtained. The permit can be renewed by completing a renewal form and attending a half-day in-service at IU 8.
Renewal information will be available to candidates in the spring. Candidates will select the session topic and location they wish to attend.