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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. Please note that appointments are required.  Schedule your appointment here or call 419-774-5520 with questions.


Important information

  • All Mid-Ohio ESC substitute teachers must submit annually a Substitute Teacher Application and $22.00 application fee.  The Mid-Ohio ESC application fee can be paid online, a check can be mailed-in, or you may pay in the office by appointment with check, cash ($22.00 exact fee, no change can be made) or credit/debit card.
  • All applicants must have current BCI and FBI background checks.  Fingerprinting for a background check can be completed at the Mid-Ohio ESC office for a fee. Appointments are required.
  • Substitutes must hold a substitute license OR a current teaching license through the Ohio Department of Education.
    • If you do not have a current substitute or teaching license, please apply for the applicable license* through the Ohio Department of Education using Mid-Ohio ESC’s IRN number 123521. Please do not apply for a new Ohio Department of Education license prior to submitting the Mid-Ohio ESC Substitute Teacher Application.

*Update September 23, 2022

In accordance with the passage of HB 583, school districts may establish their own substitute teacher requirements for this school year (2022-23) and next school year (2023-24).  Individuals without a post-secondary Bachelor’s degree may apply for a non-renewable Temporary Substitute License – 1 Year (Non-Bachelors). Not all area school districts have adopted the same criteria to be a substitute teacher in their district.  If you are applying to substitute teach under HB 583, please contact the school(s) of interest to verify eligibility and other requirements.   

SEE BELOW for the complete 22/23 School Year substitute teacher's packet, available for download or to pick up at the Mid-Ohio ESC office. 

                  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