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Substitute Teachers

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Interested in working as a substitute teacher?  Substitute teachers are needed in a number of area school districts.


Mid-Ohio ESC is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year, however to visit our office it is required at this time, you have an appointment.

    Schedule your appointment here or call 419-774-5520 with questions.


Here is what you need to know:

  • Substitutes must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.  Mid-Ohio ESC will need a copy of your transcripts.

    • UPDATED January 2021: For School Year 2020-2021 - an individual must possess an associate degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education or have completed at least two years of coursework at an accredited institution of higher education (defined as forty-eight (48) semester hours or seventy-two (72) quarter hours) 

  • Apply for a substitute teacher license through the Ohio Department of Education OR hold a current teaching license.

  • Current BCI/FBI background check.  Fingerprinting for a background check can be completed at the Mid-Ohio ESC office for a fee.

  • Mid-Ohio ESC's Substitute Teachers application and $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 exact fee no change will be made) or credit card.

SEE BELOW for the complete substitute teacher's packet and pay on line option

            Forms to Download for the 20/21 School Year  

                    1 Sub Teachers cover letter - 20-21.pdf

                    2 ODE Letter for licensure - rev 20-21.pdf

                    3 Important Information for Subs 20-21.pdf

                    4 2020-2021 Sub Application.pdf

                    5 2020-2021 Subs for Alternative Programs.pdf


        Forms to Download for the 21/22 School Year

                    1 Sub Teachers cover letter - 21-22.pdf

                    2 ODE Letter for licensure - rev.pdf

                    3 Important Information for Subs.pdf

                    4 2021-2022 Sub Application.pdf

                    5 Subs for Alternative Programs.pdf


   $22.00 fee can be paid with exact change at the Mid-Ohio ESC office, send in a check or pay on line here