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Substitute Teacher Workshop to Be Held at William Paterson University on August 15 and 16

The critical techniques involved in becoming an effective substitute teacher will be explored during a two-day workshop at William Paterson University in Wayne on August 15 and 16, 2012.

The Substitute Teacher Workshop will be held in the University’s 1600 Valley Road building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $150. Lunch is included on both days.

“The workshop shares tips and techniques that have proven to be very effective, positive and easy to implement in the classroom,” says James Kane, a William Paterson adjunct professor who has facilitated this workshop for several years.  “We continually hear back from past participants not only on their success as substitute teachers but also letting us know that they are now fully certified classroom teachers.” 

Topics to be discussed include classroom management; legal issues; expectations; and pathways to permanent certification.

Presenters are Professor Kane and Barbara Andrews, retired William Paterson adjunct professor.

Sixty college credits are required to be a substitute teacher in New Jersey.  Participants must apply on their own for a substitute certificate.

For additional information or registration details, please contact Diane Davidson at the University’s Center for Continuing and Professional Education at 973-720-3709, email or visit

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