Guest Teacher Program
The Guest Teacher Program is a service the CLIU offers to the community and our local school districts. Individuals who have obtained a bachelor's degree from an accredited college may apply to participate in the program. The program's purpose is to provide quality substitute training to individuals with limited or no teaching experience. The program is conducted in order to provide participating Districts and Career and Technical Institutes with trained substitute teachers. Each Guest Teacher exits the program with the basic understanding to be a substitute teacher on a day-to-day basis and an emergency permit issued by the PA Department of Education (PDE) which makes the Guest Teacher eligible to substitute teach in any participating District and Career and Technical Institutes. The opportunities are rewarding and gratifying.
The Basics of Applying to the Program:
Interested applicants may begin the process by completing an employment application starting on August 1, 2022 by https://www.applitrack.com/cliu/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=SUBSTITUTE or clicking the button below to begin the application process. Select Frontline Job ID: 1217 - Guest Teacher Program Winter 2022. Please contact Heather Levitt - Human Resources Specialist at 610-769-4111 ext. 1232 or Sandra Taschler - Human Resources Administrative Assistant at 610-769-4111 ext. 1249 with questions.
Important Dates - Guest Teacher Program Winter 2023
Application available to apply
Monday, August 1, 2022
Deadline to submit completed application
Friday, September 9, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 & Thursday, October 13, 2022
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 & Thursday, December 1, 2022
Final Paperwork Packets Due
Monday, December 19, 2022
Meet and Greet
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Snow Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROGRAM
In order to apply for the program one must have successfully completed graduation requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in the U.S. and submit official sealed transcripts as part of the application process. If an individual was educated outside of the U.S. then an evaluation of transcripts must be submitted with the application. To obtain information about the evaluation process please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) website at www.education.pa.gov.
The Guest Teacher application must be completed by the deadline date of September 9, 2022. Once application is received you will receive email communication with next steps, including clearance requirements due by September 16, 2022. Applications received without all the supporting documents will not be accepted.
The costs associated with the program include:
- The expense associated with the university charges for official sealed transcripts
- The PA Criminal Clearance ($22) which can be obtained online at https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
- The Child Abuse Clearance ($13) which can be obtained at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home (this clearance can take up to 3 weeks to be returned)
- The FBI Clearance ($23.85) which must be scheduled online at https://uenroll.identogo.com/workflows/1KG6S7
- The cost of a health physical and TB test, due at time of final paperwork (applicants responsibility)
- $30 program fee (to be paid upon acceptance into program)
** NOTE: Clearances should not be older than May 31st, 2022.
Guest Teacher applications need to be submitted as directed by the deadline, no exceptions will be permitted. All applications, if submitted by the deadline, will be reviewed.
If selected for an interview the Guest Teacher applicant must be available for an interview on the interview dates of October 12th or October 13th, 2022. Interviews will only be conducted on these dates. Applicants who are selected into the program will be notified by email.
If selected for the program, the Guest Teacher must be available to attend two days of mandatory training on November 30th and December 1st, 2022. No exceptions will be made. Upon completion of the two days of training, final paperwork will be distributed to each candidate.
Conclusion of the Program:
The program concludes with the distribution of the Guest Teacher packet to the successful Guest Teacher. The Guest Teacher Packet includes all materials received by the CLIU from the point of application to the final paperwork materials and PDE emergency permit. The CLIU will prepare one copy of the materials and distribute to the Guest Teacher. The Guest Teacher will be responsible for making multiple copies of the packet for distribution to each district they wish to apply.
The Meet and Greet session scheduled for January 5th, 2023 concludes the program. The Guest Teacher can meet with School District Representatives from districts in which they choose to substitute. At the Meet and Greet session, School District Representatives will be accepting the Guest Teacher packet and distributing pertinent information that pertains to the district's substitute information and hiring process. The Meet and Greet session is a job fair for Guest Teachers only.
Each year after the initial training year the Guest Teacher will receive an email from the CLIU HR Department requesting information pertaining to renewal of the emergency permit. The Guest Teacher is responsible for returning the information requested by the deadline. The email is sent in June of each year and requested to be returned by July. This is a renewal for the Guest Teacher program and the emergency permit. Lack of a response by the deadline date will eliminate the Guest Teacher from the program and will not allow the Guest Teacher to receive an emergency permit to substitute teach for the following school year. The response to the June email is separate from any materials a Guest Teacher may receive from an employing school district or career and technical institute.