• Dec. 17, 2021

    Apply now for ETC Program spring cohort

    ETC substitute programThe Upper St. Clair School District is now accepting applications for the spring 2022 cohort of its Extended Teacher Certification (ETC) Program for non-educators who are interested in serving as substitute teachers. The program is aimed at those who hold a bachelor’s degree in any subject from an accredited college or university but do not have a Pennsylvania teaching certificate.

    Interested candidates can learn more during one of two in-person informational meetings, which are set for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12 in the Upper St. Clair High School LGI room and 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13 in the Boyce Middle School theater. 

    Register to attend an informational meeting

    Applicants will follow the interview process and successful candidates must attend a one-day orientation, complete an online training curriculum and participate in an observation/shadow day at one of the district’s schools. As with all district employees, ETC substitutes must complete the required background, medical, reference and clearance checks.

    Applications are being accepted now through Wednesday, Feb. 2 for the spring cohort. In-person orientation will be held in early February.

    Click here to apply online for the ETC Program.

    Upper St. Clair substitutes are paid $125 per day. Additional monetary incentives are awarded after working 25, 50, 75 and 100 days. After working 25 days, substitutes are eligible to attend trainings and professional development opportunities that are offered to Upper St. Clair School District teachers.

    The ETC Program enables those who have completed a bachelor’s degree to acquire training in order to serve as substitute teachers. Those who meet eligibility requirements will receive a non-certificated permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. These permits are valid for one school year and individuals can apply for renewal annually through the school district. 

    “The ETC substitute program is a great option for those who are considering a career in education, returning to the workforce, or looking to work with children,” Ray Carson, senior director of operations and administrative services, said.

    Those who hold a valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate and are interested in serving as a substitute teacher can apply online via the district’s website. To learn more about substitute teaching in the Upper St. Clair School District, visit the district’s website (click here).

    For more information regarding the ETC Program or substitute teaching in the Upper St. Clair School District, contact Judi Stemmler, human resources representative, at jstemmler@uscsd.k12.pa.us or via phone 412-833-1600 ext. 2289.

    Download the informational flyer for spring 2022

    Spring 2022 Timeline

    • Apply online through Wednesday, Feb. 2
    • Interviews: Rolling interviews through Monday, Feb. 7
    • Informational Meetings:  
      • 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12  at the USCHS LGI -- OR --
      • 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Boyce Middle School theater
      • Click to RSVP for ETC Info Meeting
    • In-Person Classroom Training/Orientation: all-day, Thursday, Feb. 10
    • Assessment and OnBoarding: mid February
    • Begin accepting day-to-day substitute assignments: late February/early March