Online Substitute Training

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Last Date to Register: 7/1/2019 11:59 PM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Valerie Schmitz
Location: Online
Facility: Online
7/1/2018 08:00 AM - Ongoing online training, enroll at anytime


CESA 2 offers Wisconsin DPI-approved online and in-person training for those who want to obtain a Short-Term Substitute License.  A Short-Term Substitute License allows individuals to be substitute teachers in Wisconsin’s public schools.  

Individuals must have an Associates Degree or higher to apply to become a substitute teacher. Previously, applicants were required to have a Bachelor's Degree.  The Wisconsin DPI recently changed the requirements to address the substitute shortage in the state.

What you will learn.

Through this class, participants will gain a deeper understanding of effective teaching principles to prepare for future substitute teaching assignments. Training topics 

  • The culture of schools and the teaching profession.
    Health and safety issues, including handling of medical emergencies.
  • Age-appropriate teaching strategies.
  • Discipline, conflict resolution, and classroom management techniques.
  • Techniques for starting a class.
  • Working with lesson plans.
  • Working with children with disabilities, including confidentiality issues.

Online and In-Person Training Available!

The CESA 2 trainings are available to anyone across the state interested in becoming a substitute teacher.

Online Course is Now Open!  Enroll Today!  

  • The online course allows participants to enroll and complete the course at any time using a dynamic learning platform called Articulate Online.
  • Participants will create a portfolio as part of the training for their use as a practicing substitute as well as to share with potential districts. 

Click the image for a sneak peek of the training.


In-Person Training

In-person training will be available at the CESA 2 offices in Whitewater and in partnership with school districts that want to hold on-site training. A schedule of in-person training is also available. Click HERE to see in-person substitute teacher training offerings.

Ongoing Support.  CESA 2 is committed to your success. 

CESA 2 is your resource for information and inspiration! Those who successfully complete the course online or in-person will have the option of continued support through a private online learning community. The online learning community will allow members to network with others and receive updated information, tools, and resources from CESA 2 consultants. 


  • Course:  $150.00
  • Online Learning Community (optional) $25.00

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Cancellations must either be made on MyQuickReg or by emailing Because of our commitment to the presenter and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days prior to the event or who do not attend the event, will be billed the full fee. CESA 2 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via phone and email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. 

Inclement Weather Policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 2 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Disclaimer: CESA 2 will do its best to accommodate general dietary requests; if your dietary need is very specific or severe, you may want to bring your own lunch to ensure your comfort and health. CESA 2 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 2 event. If you have a dietary need or food allergy, please go into your MyQuickReg profile and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made 2 weeks in advance of the event.

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