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Substitute Teachers, Short-Term - 25-3031.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Teach students on a short-term basis as a temporary replacement for a regular classroom teacher, typically using the regular teacher's lesson plan.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

No information available.

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Answer students' questions.
  • Assist students with boarding or exiting school buses.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, or teacher training workshops to improve professional competence.
  • Counsel students with adjustment or academic problems.
  • Distribute or collect tests or homework assignments.
  • Distribute teaching materials, such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils, to students.
  • Enforce school and class rules to maintain order in the classroom.
  • Follow lesson plans designed by absent teachers.
  • Grade students' assignments and exams.
  • Operate equipment such as computers or audio-visual aids to supplement presentations.
  • Organize and supervise games or other recreational activities.
  • Provide students with disabilities with assistive devices, supportive technology, or assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
  • Restock teaching materials or supplies.
  • Supervise students during activities outside the classroom, such as recess, lunch, and field trips.
  • Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
  • Teach a variety of subjects, such as English, mathematics, and social studies.
  • Teach social skills to students, such as communication, conflict resolution, and etiquette.
  • Tutor or assist students individually or in small groups.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise students on academic or career matters.
  • Assist patrons with entering or exiting vehicles or other forms of transportation.
  • Assist students with special educational needs.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Coordinate student extracurricular activities.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials.
  • Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Operate audiovisual equipment.
  • Operate computers or computerized equipment.
  • Supervise school or student activities.
  • Teach classes in area of specialization.
  • Teach daily living skills or behaviors.
  • Teach life skills.
  • Tutor students who need extra assistance.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Instructor (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Instructor, General (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Instructor, Technical (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • USMA, Professor of Military Instruction and Ethics (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Instructor, Extension Work