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Audio: Missouri Board of Education unanimously approves permanently allowing accelerated substitute teacher training

The state Board of Education has signed off on permanently allowing an accelerated substitute teacher training option. Aspiring substitutes will be able to fulfill the standard 60 college credit hours or they can complete an online training program of at least 20 hours.  Last fall, the board temporarily allowed the online course to help close […]

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Audio: Missouri has one of lowest number of K-12 students learning remotely: Online substitute training yields big results

All but 25 of Missouri’s more than 550 public school districts and charter schools are learning at least partially in-person. During a board meeting this week, State Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven says the American Enterprise for Institutes ranks Missouri as having one of the lowest numbers of K-12 students learning remotely.     Of the […]

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1,400 Missourians enroll in rapid substitute teacher training option

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) says more than 1,400 individuals have already enrolled in a training program to become a K-12 substitute teacher. DESE spokesperson Mallory McGowin tells Missourinet about 200 of the candidates have completed all other necessary requirements to be certified – an application and a background check. On September 3, […]