Course to Fulfill Professional Education and Human Relations Requirements for Substitute Teaching

Step up and step out as a substitute teacher in your local community by completing one course.

Degree: No degree is awarded
Department: Teacher Education
Delivery Format: Online


TE 408P/808P, Human Relations

The University of Nebraska at Kearney offers an online Human Relations course that satisfies two requirements set by the Nebraska Department of Education for substitute teaching: the Human Relations training and a Professional Education course. Students in this online course will learn skills to guide student learning in an environment that includes diversity, personal values and heritage.

To be eligible for a Local Substitute Permit via the Nebraska Department of Education, applicants must meet all other Nebraska teaching permit requirements found in Rule 21 sections 005.01A-H and 005.25. Each issued permit will allow individuals to substitute 90 days in one school system. Individuals are allowed to hold more than one permit.


Additional  Training Opportunity

Current UNK students hoping to pursue substitute teaching positions can take advantage of an optional online training module titled “Substitute Teaching: What You Should Know and Do.” This professional development opportunity serves as an introduction to substitute teaching. Students will engage in areas such as classroom activities and management techniques, student-teacher interactions, discipline, lesson planning and standards of practice. Students who complete the training module will become better equipped to meet the ongoing workforce demand for qualified substitute teachers. This module does not fulfill any requirements set forth by the Nebraska Department of Education, nor does it result in a permit to serve as a substitute teacher. The module works to assist students who may need additional training from a pedagogical and classroom management standpoint.


How do I get started? 

For more information or to get started, contact:

University of Nebraska at Kearney - eCampus
Phone: 308-865-8927
Email: ecampus@unk.edu