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EAC Education Department offering Substitute Teacher Role Preparation as short term class

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EAC Education Department offering Substitute Teacher Role Preparation as short term class

By Jeannè Clark

THATCHER, AZ—This fall, Eastern Arizona College’s Education Department will be offering a short term class for students interested in becoming substitute teachers.

Substitute Teacher Role Preparation (EDU100A) is designed to give potential substitute teachers a background in what is required to fulfill the responsibilities of a substitute teacher. There is a critical shortage of teachers in the state of Arizona, and becoming a substitute teacher can provide an excellent pathway for learning more about the teaching profession.

The course will be taught by the head of EAC’s Education Department, Joanne Ellsworth. It will provide students with the instructional and classroom management tools and strategies to be successful in the K-12 setting. It will also prepare individuals to enter a variety of classroom settings and situations and carry out the instructions left by the regular classroom teacher or implement meaningful lessons when no instructions have been given.

Substitute Teacher Role Preparation is a one-credit course (Section #6034) and will be taught as a two-day sequence on Friday, October 3, 2008, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, October 4, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Academic Programs Building—Room #115.

Students age 55 and over qualify for EAC’s Senior Citizen Tuition Scholarship, which covers the full cost of in-state tuition. This one-credit class will cost $60 for other Arizona residents. However, in many cases, current EAC students can add this class to their schedule at no additional cost. To register, contact the Records and Registration Office at (928) 428-8270, or stop by the EAC Student Services Building. You can also register online at

For more information about this course, contact Ellsworth at (928) 428-8312.