A candidate may serve as a substitute teacher during student teaching. Permission to serve as a substitute during student teaching is a privilege that is granted on an individual case-by-case basis by the program coordinator and only under the following conditions:
1. Permission to serve as a short term substitute is granted only to those who have already successfully established the habit of meeting professional obligations.
2. Permission to serve as a substitute is restricted to the department and to the placement school (he/she may not become part of the district substitute pool).
3. A substitute assignment is an overload assignment; as an addition to his/her regular responsibilities, it cannot replace any of them.
4. A substitute assignment cannot interfere with Dominican course work or with the field assignment or with the student teaching assignment.
5. Upon learning that substituting is interfering in any way with his/her responsibilities, a seminar leader and/or program chair/coordinator may withdraw this permission for the remainder of the placement.
6. Those candidates who apply for a short-term staff permit during student teaching may delay their preliminary credential application at the end of the program; the candidate accepts responsibility for this possibility.
7. A candidate is individually responsible for applying for a short-term staff permit.