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…”

LEA’s are required to submit contact information for any long-term substitute in a  special  education  position using the form below. Once that information is submitted, Pepper account and Pepper course access will be set up and the long-term substitute notified (in 2-4 business days).  Pepper courses are self-paced and upon successful completion of all required course components, the system will issue a completion certificate.

The long-term substitute is required to give the completion certificate to the LEA contact. 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 questions/concerns please contact Ms. Jacque Cullen, at (405) 521-4867 or by e-mail at Jacque.Cullen@sde.ok.gov

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 October 5, 2017