Long-Term Substitutes in Special Education

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In-Service Training for Long-Term Substitutes

Oklahoma Statute 70 O.S. § 6-105 states that “…Beginning with the 2007-08 school year, any substitute teacher employed to teach special education for the same assignment for more than fifteen (15) consecutive days or thirty (30) total school days  during a school year  who does not  hold a valid certificate to teach special education shall be required to complete in-service training as prescribed by the State Board of Education.  The training shall be provided at no cost to the substitute teacher…”

When  an  LEA  employs  a  long-term  substitute  in  a  special  education  position, the school official must contact our office and provide the substitute’s full name, and e-mail address to Ms. Jacque Cullen, Specialist. Once that information is received in our office, Ms. Cullen will assign the individual to the Moodle course modules.

Upon successful completion of all modules, a letter of completion will be issued from the OSDE-SES to the substitute and emailed directly to the substitute.  No assignments will be made until the individual is hired for the position of long-term substitute (i.e., individuals may not be signed up prior to being employed as a long-term substitute). Special education teachers who are alternatively certified may also complete the online training.

For more information about the long-term substitute training or to have a substitute or alternatively certified special education teacher assigned to an online module, please contact Ms. Jacque Cullen, at (405) 521-4867 or by e-mail at Jacque.Cullen@sde.ok.gov

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Last updated on November 3, 2015