Substitute Teacher Program Application
Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the TLEL Substitute Teacher Program! This unique opportunity allows you to complete necessary fieldwork requirements while getting compensated to substitute teach. Through this program, you will establish connections and relationships with local school districts, gain experience by providing instruction, and manage the learning environment.

General Responsibilities:
Be available to provide instruction and manage the learning environment in the absence of a classroom teacher for two days a week from September 9th, 2019 to May 15th, 2020 when the BT BOCES school districts are in session. This does not include Binghamton University’s winter recess. You will also be expected to report to your cooperating teacher one day each week (or the equivalent) to observe, teach small group lessons, and provide assistance in daily classroom routines as part of your fieldwork requirements. The position reports to the principal and cooperating teacher at the location you are assigned. Based on your program, your year schedule will look like the following:

CEC Students
District 1 Placement, Fall 2019-Spring 2020
2 days/week substitute teach
½ day in early childhood placement, ½ day in regular education classroom- with cooperating teacher

Spring 2020
May- student teaching- early childhood placement prek/k-with mentor teacher in district 1

MAT Students
District 1 Placement, Fall 2019: September 9th-December 13
2 days/week substitute teach
1 day (or equivalent) field work (6 -8 hours) with middle or high school cooperating teacher

District 2 Placement, Spring 2020: January 27- May 15
2 days/week substitute teach
1 day (or equivalent; 6-8 hours) in a grade set opposite of fall placement-middle or high school cooperating teacher

Essential Tasks:
Complete all required fieldwork assignments as outlined in your syllabus.
Report to the principal upon arrival at the school.
Review with the principal or designee the plans and schedules to be adhered to during the school day.
Maintain the established routines and procedures of the school and classroom to which you are assigned.
Follow the lesson plans provided by the absent teacher.
Interact in a professional manner with students and guardians.
Encourage, monitor, and promote student progress.
Maintain student confidentiality.
Assume the responsibility for overseeing pupil behavior in the classroom, during lunch, activity periods, and out-of-school settings.
Provide a brief report in writing on the day’s activities at the conclusion of each day for the teacher.
Follow all policies, rules, and procedures to which teachers are subject and which good teaching practice dictates.
Perform other duties as required.

Upon acceptance of the program you will be asked to:
Provide all necessary supporting documents of substitute teacher employment to your assigned districts. You may find their specific requirements by visiting their website.
Create a TEACH account.
Complete Child Abuse and Project Save Workshops.
Complete fingerprinting requirements.
Complete Professional Development requirements.

By agreeing to this opportunity, you are taking full responsibility for your transportation to and from the substitute teaching site. In order to assure fairness, students are assigned to a district via lottery. These assignments are not negotiable and some may require travel time of up to 45 minutes.

You will be assigned to two* of the following districts:
Binghamton City School District
Broome-Tioga BOCES
Deposit CSD
Harpursville CSD
Maine- Endwell CSD
Johnson City CSD
Vestal CSD
Owego Free Academy
Whitney Point CSD

*CEC students will be assigned one district.

Interested applicants must complete this form by April 10, 2019.

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