Arcade Campus Center Offers Substitute Teaching Workshop

Genesee Community College at Arcade has announced collaboration with Pioneer Central School District to provide a substitute teacher preparation course. The workshop will be offered at the Arcade Campus on the following Tuesdays: February 12 and 26, and March 11 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with refreshments provided. This opportunity is open to the public and provides a thorough training experience for anyone interested in substitute teaching in area high schools.

Substitute teaching can be a rewarding experience for college students and recent graduates who want to work in the field of education. It provides a great work environment for people seeking part time work and those who enjoy working with young people.

Topics covered in the workshop format include a pre-service module that familiarizes substitute teachers with procedures in area school districts. Basics of child and adolescent development will be taught to the participants as well as tips for effective classroom organization and management. The course, led by Ms. Kerry Kutzuba, will include an interactive format that encourages participation.

Kutzuba is an experienced English teacher who also teaches at the college level. She has an energetic teaching style that will facilitate learning and will benefit participants by increasing their knowledge and confidence as substitute teachers.

“Genesee Community College at Arcade is very pleased to offer this dynamic course to those interested in becoming substitute teachers,” said Deb DiNoto, Associate Dean at the Arcade Campus Center. “Area school districts will be able to call on the qualified substitute teachers who complete this course.”

To register, call Genesee Community College at Arcade at 585-492-5265. A registration fee of $25, which includes the book, instruction, and all related course materials, is due at the first class meeting on February 12. Students should bring documentation to the first class to verify completion of a high school diploma and endorsement from the superintendant of the district in which they wish to work.