Subs for Subs!

Ladies and gentlemen: 

Our December Subs for Subs event will be held on December 6, 2023, from 9:00am-1:00pm at our ROE #21 training center.

The event is open to anyone interested in becoming a NEW Substitute Teacher OR a NEW Short-Term Substitute Teacher.  If you know someone with an Associate’s degree or higher, or someone who has completed 60 hours of coursework, please share!


Click on the image below to register.


Important Information Regarding the Short-Term Substitute (STS) License:

  • Application Fee for the license is $25.00.
  • Application is available through June 30, 2028.
  • The license is valid for substitute teaching in PreK-Grade 12 and valid for 5 years.
  • License holders cannot teach more than 5 consecutive days per licensed teacher in the same school year unless the state has a declared a disaster proclamation in which the short-term substitute may serve 15 consecutive days per licensed teacher in the same school year.
  • Must complete a Short-Term Substitute Training to hold the STS License.
  • Can serve as a Paraprofessional.
  • A minimum of 60 hours of college coursework must be at the 100-level or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • In order to be placed on the ROE #21 Substitute Listing, individuals must also have a background check, health exam, and TB test.


Prior to attending a Subs for Subs Event, each individual must have completed the following steps:

  1. Pay in full for the Subs for Subs event ($20.00) to secure your spot.
  2. Create an ELIS account on the ISBE website (

(Please make sure you are using GOOGLE CHROME OR FIREFOX as your browser.  MacBooks and handheld devices are not compatible with ISBE’s website)  

  1. Submit official college transcripts in a sealed envelope or via e-script to the ROE #21 office. 


Registration coming soon for the following Subs for Subs Training Events:

February 14, 2024

April 3, 2024



If you have questions, please contact 618-998-1283.


Thank you,



Mandy Horn

Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools

Regional Office of Education #21

Franklin-Johnson-Massac-Williamson Counties

Phone: 618-998-1283 / 618-438-9711