The Guest Teacher program is a service offered to the school districts in the RIU6 territory including Clarion, Forest, Jefferson and Venango counties. The purpose of the program is to provide quality substitute teacher training to individuals with limited or no teaching experience.
Guest Teachers must attend a training session and participate in an interview process. Throughout the training session, the trainees learn about the different aspects of education. Trainers for the program include RIU6 administrators, educational consultants and special education professionals.
Each Guest Teacher exits the program with the basic understanding to be a substitute teacher on a day-to-day basis and an emergency permit is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) which permits the Guest Teacher to substitute teach in any participaing school district.
Applications are accepted year-round. Questions can be addressed to the IU by calling Matt LaVerde (814) 297-5103.
Guest Teacher Qualifications
What qualifications must a Guest Teacher possess?
Is there a cost to participate?
Information on the fees attached to the Guest Teacher program.
Participating School Districts
What school districts participate in the Guest Teacher program?
How many days can I substitute?
Information on the time restrictions of the Guest Teacher program.
How can I get more information on the program?
Contact for the Guest Teacher program is the Education Department (814) 297-5103.