From Teaching Assistant to Supply Teacher

Many teaching assistants will want to develop and perhaps one day become a teacher in their own right, and a common route to becoming a supply teacher is by starting out as a TA.

When you’ve assisted in a classroom for a number of years, you may feel as though you can actually be the teacher and the fact is teaching assistants are sometimes required to cover supply teachers when they fail to show up. If you’re an assistant, part time of full time and you’re soon to have a relevant degree, than supply teaching could be your next step, and you may see a dramatic increase in your salary.


Teaching assistants can sometimes get a bit too comfortable in their role, or perhaps they enjoy being the assistant without the pressure of being the teacher, but if you ever want to make the step up, then a degree and a career switch to supply teaching can be a suitable move.