• Requirements:


    Following receipt of the application and transcripts and prior to the training sessions, applicants will be contacted via email to complete the remaining paperwork.

    Foreign-Educated Applicants

    A person educated in a foreign country may be eligible for substitute teaching provided the applicant meets the requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

    Each foreign-educated applicant will be required to have their credentials evaluated by a professional credential evaluation agency. Additional information can be found on the Foreign-Educated Teacher Certification Applicants page of the PDE website.

    Training Session:

    • Next Session: October 13, 2022

    All guest teachers are required to attend one (virtual) or two (in-person) days of training. Trainers and speakers include CSIU education and special education professionals.

    Inclement Weather Procedures:

    In the event of bad weather on an in-person training day, please follow the procedures outlined below before leaving home. 

    1. Call the CSIU at (570) 523-1155 and listen to the recording.
      *If there is a delay or closing, the recording will prompt you to push #9 on your phone keypad.
    2. The recording will include any changes to the Guest Teacher schedule.

    Please note: Schedule changes will be added to the recording after 6:30 a.m. To ensure you have the most current information, it is recommended you call the CSIU periodically and immediately before departure from your home.