Summary Report for:
25-3031.00 - Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
Teach students on a short-term basis as a temporary replacement for a regular classroom teacher, typically using the regular teacher's lesson plan.
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- Answer students' questions.
- Assist students with boarding or exiting school buses.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, or teacher training workshops to improve professional competence.
- Counsel students with adjustment or academic problems.
- Distribute or collect tests or homework assignments.
- Distribute teaching materials, such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
- Enforce school and class rules to maintain order in the classroom.
- Follow lesson plans designed by absent teachers.
- Grade students' assignments and exams.
- Operate equipment such as computers or audio-visual aids to supplement presentations.
- Organize and supervise games or other recreational activities.
- Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, or assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
- Restock teaching materials or supplies.
- Supervise students during activities outside the classroom, such as recess, lunch, and field trips.
- Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
- Teach a variety of subjects, such as English, mathematics, and social studies.
- Teach social skills to students, such as communication, conflict resolution, and etiquette.
- Tutor or assist students individually or in small groups.
- Computer based training software — Common Curriculum; EasyCBM; Moodle; Schoology (see all 5 examples)
- Desktop communications software — Edmodo
- Multi-media educational software — Nearpod; Seesaw
- Project management software — Google Classroom
- Video conferencing software — Google Meet
- Video creation and editing software — Flipgrid
Detailed Work Activities
- Teach classes in area of specialization.
- Distribute instructional or library materials.
- Supervise school or student activities.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
- Assist patrons with entering or exiting vehicles or other forms of transportation.
- Assist students with special educational needs.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Coordinate student extracurricular activities.
- Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
- Evaluate student work.
- Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
- Maintain student records.
- Operate audiovisual equipment.
- Operate computers or computerized equipment.
- Teach daily living skills or behaviors.
- Teach life skills.
- Tutor students who need extra assistance.
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2020)||$14.12 hourly, $29,370 annual|
|Employment (2019)||619,400 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Average (3% to 4%)|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||67,300|
|Top industries (2019)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data and 2019-2029 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.