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State Issues Temporary Substitute Licensure Updates

Substitute Licensure Updates

The Ohio Department of Education recently signed into effect an extension of Senate Bill (SB) 1 of the 134th General Assembly, allowing for a one-time, non-renewable 1 Year Temporary Non-Bachelor’s Substitute Teaching License for the 2021-2022 school year to substitute teacher applicants who do not hold a post-secondary degree but meet the employing school or district’s set of educational requirements.

This extension comes at a time where districts are in desperate need of substitute teachers. Each district is able to determine its own requirements for student teachers and at this time, under SB 1, there are districts requiring Associate's Degrees along with districts requiring high school diplomas. All candidates must pass a background check. 

Mid Ohio Educational Service Center is looking to increase the pool of candidates for substitute teachers. We proudly serve 15 districts that are all in desperate need of substitutes.

To work within Mid-Ohio ESC’s client districts, candidates must submit a Substitute Teachers application and pay the $22.00 application fee. The application fee can be paid online, a check can be mailed-in, or you may pay in the office by check, cash ($22.00 exactly, no change will be made) or credit card. Candidates must also have a current BCI/FBI background check.  Fingerprinting for a background check can be completed at the Mid-Ohio ESC office for a fee.

Other important information, including downloadable applications, can be found at Mid-Ohio ESC’s website: https://www.moesc.net/vnews/display.v/SEC/ESC%20Services%7CSubstitute%20Teachers.

After being accepted for a substitute position with Mid-Ohio ESC, candidates must apply for a substitute teacher license through the Ohio Department of Education, unless they already hold a current teaching license. This step must not be done prior to completing the employment process at Mid-Ohio ESC; otherwise, the license application will be declined. Potential candidates with questions can call Mid-Ohio ESC at 419-774-5520.

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