Substitute/Guest Teacher Training

Teacher and classNext Training Dates:

  • August 28, 2019 (registration deadline August 10th)
  • October 8, 2019 (registration deadline September 20th)
  • January 14, 2020 (registration deadline December 31st)

Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 offers the Guest Teacher Training on behalf of Lancaster and Lebanon County school districts. Individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in any content area are eligible to enroll in the program. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) allows school districts and intermediate units to apply for an emergency certification for qualified applicants. Applicants completing the Guest Teacher Training requirements are eligible to substitute in IU13 classrooms and participating area school districts.

The Guest Teacher Training is done in two parts: online training and one ½ day on-site training session from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM.  A $30* non-refundable registration fee, completed application, online trainings and references are required prior to the training. Registration is on a first-come/first-serve basis. The online trainings will require about 8½ hours viewing time, at your convenience, prior to the training.

To register, the following four items MUST be received in the Human Resources Services Office by the registration deadline:

Once the bulleted items above are received by IU13 Human Resources Services, applicants will be contacted via email with links to complete the online training and necessary paperwork to be completed prior to the on-site ½ day training session. 

Foreign-Educated Applicants

A person educated in a foreign country may be eligible for substitute teaching provided the applicant meets the requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Each foreign-educated applicant will be required to have his/her credentials evaluated. A list of organizations is provided on PDE’s website.

For more information, please call 717-606-1849 or email

*Guest Teachers who work a minimum of 10 assignments in IU13 Special Education classrooms may request a full refund of their $30 registration fee.  Refund requests should be put in writing to  Refund request is only valid for trainings beginning August 19, 2016, and forward.