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Substitute Teachers



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 2022-2023 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.  
  • 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.

Update November 2021

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the passage of Senate Bill 1 of the 134th General Assembly, the Ohio Department of Education has been granted the authority to issue a one-time, non-renewable 1 Year Temporary Non-Bachelor’s Substitute Teaching License for the 2021-2022 school year to applicants who do not hold a Bachelor’s degree but meet the employing school district’s set of educational requirements.  Not all of our area school districts have adopted the same criteria to be a substitute teacher in their district. Thus, please see the Substitute Application to see where you may be eligible to substitute teach.  This 1 Year Temporary Non-Bachelor’s Substitute Teaching License is available at the request of the employing Ohio school district and valid for teaching in an assigned class of any subject area and grade level. Applicants must have  a current background check on file with the Department.


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

          Forms to Download for the 22/23 School Year

                  1 Sub Teachers cover letter - 22-23.pdf

                  2 ODE Letter for licensure 22-23.pdf

                  3 Important Information for Subs 22-23.pdf

                  4 SB1 Sub Application 22-23.pdf

                  5 Subs for Alternative Programs 22-23.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