SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Amid a substitute teacher shortage, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed a bill that makes it easier for people to take up the profession.
People who wanted to become substitute teachers in Missouri used to be required to have 60 college credit hours. As of June of this year, the state will only require applicants to have 36 college credit hours. People can also take a 20-hour training course instead of college credits if they have their high school diploma.