North Cook Intermediate Service Center

Short Term Substitute (STS) Teacher Training • ZOOM SESSION

Friday, January 21, 2022 • ZOOM SESSION
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The registration period has closed for this event.


Registration open through 1/21/2022 11:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada)


This is a Virtual Zoom Session

The Short-Term Substitute (STS) Teacher Training is required for anyone who has or wants to pursue a Short-Term Substitute license. This training will engage participants in conversation and the exploration of topics pertinent in today's classrooms to support students. Curriculum, classroom management techniques, school safety, and general district/building operations will be covered. Please join us to start your journey toward becoming a short-term substitute teacher!

3.5 PDHs and an Evidence of Completion Form will be awarded.


After this training, participants will need to apply for and be granted a valid Short-Term Substitute (STS) Teaching license with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Once an STS license has been obtained, the license holder will be able to apply in any public school district statewide for a substitute position(s). Please visit district websites, Employment, to look for job opportunities. All hiring will be determined by individual school districts.


Short Term Substitute Requirements & Facts:

  • If you hold a Professional Educator license (PEL), a Substitute Teaching license or a Paraprofessional license AND have an Associate degree you DO NOT need a Short-Term Substitute Teacher license.
  • You must have at least 60 semester hours of college coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • All Short-Term Substitute (STS) Teacher licenses are valid until June 30, 2023 and are not renewable.
  • Short-Term Substitute teachers cannot teach more than 5 consecutive days per licensed teacher.
  • STS license holders can serve as Paraprofessionals.

Course Fee
Registration is $25.00


This professional development will be a ZOOM session. The presenter will send a private access code to participants prior to the session after they have registered for the course.


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Thank you for choosing North Cook ISC.



Target Audience

Individuals pursuing a Short-Term Substitute License

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are issued with 7 days notice of cancellation. If you must cancel with fewer than 7 days notice, you may send someone to attend in your place.


April Jordan

Dr. April Jordan is the Assistant Superintendent for North Cook ISC/Regional Office of Education #5, a position she's held since July 2019.

Before joining North Cook ISC, her career as an educator included Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Principal in Mt. Prospect and Winnetka, and Director of Extended Programs and Staff Development in the Barrington School District. She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Social Inquiry at National Louis University, Chicago.

April spent two and a half years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Thailand, and she is a children's book author and author of adult fiction.

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