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Is substitute teaching worth it?

  1. Fawntia profile image
    Fawntiaposted 5 years ago

    Is substitute teaching worth it?

  2. jaigw profile image61
    jaigwposted 5 years ago

    It is if you want to pursue a career in teaching or if you want the experience working with kids.  It doesn't pay well but it is a learning experience.

  3. donnah75 profile image97
    donnah75posted 5 years ago

    In general, no.  It is, however, very flexible and you get out of work quite early in the day.  It can prove to be a tough day though for some subs.  If you can get into a good district that pays well, the cons might outweigh the pros.  It might also be good to make contacts or to check out a school if you are interested in teaching.

  4. pstraubie48 profile image85
    pstraubie48posted 5 years ago

    I am not sure what you mean by 'worth it'. If you mean financially it can be quite lucrative. I took off work for several years when my first grandson was born, and I had more calls to sub than I had days to offer.
    If you mean is it a headache...some days. Some days you have classes that are challenging.
    It is a great way to find out if you want to be a teacher.
    It is also a great way to learn so much more than in any class that you ever it...it is fabulous OJT (on the job training).