USC High School

Upper St. Clair High School

Upper St. Clair School District is accepting applications for the Spring 2022 cohort of its Extended Teacher Certification Program for non-educators who are interested in serving as substitute teachers.

The program is aimed at those who hold a bachelor’s degree in any subject from an accredited college or university but do not have a Pennsylvania teaching certificate.

Interested candidates can learn more during one of two in-person informational meetings, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Upper St. Clair High School LGI room and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 13 in the Boyce Middle School theater. to register, visit

Applicants will follow an interview process, and successful candidates must attend a one-day orientation, complete an online training curriculum, and participate in an observation/shadow day at one of the district’s schools. As is the case with all district employees, ETC substitutes must complete the required background, medical, reference and clearance checks.

Applications are being accepted through Feb. 2 for the spring cohort. In-person orientation will be held in early February.

Upper St. Clair substitutes are paid $125 per day. Additional monetary incentives are awarded after working 25, 50, 75 and 100 days. After working 25 days, substitutes are eligible to attend trainings and professional development opportunities that are offered to Upper St. Clair School District teachers.

The ETC Program enables those who have completed a bachelor’s degree to acquire training in order to serve as substitute teachers. Those who meet eligibility requirements will receive a non-certificated permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The permits are valid for one school year, and individuals can apply for renewal annually through the school district.

For more information regarding the ETC Program or substitute teaching in Upper St. Clair School District, call Judi Stemmler, human resources representative, at 412-833-1600, ext. 2289 or email