Become an Ohio Substitute Teacher

Becoming an Ohio substitute teacher is a great way to give back to your community while deciding whether a career in education is right for you. The application process is quick and easy. Beyond needing a bachelor's degree, the requirements are minimal and the commitment is extremely low. If you don't like one of your assignments, you're not obliged to return the next day. On the other hand, substitute teachers who have teacher certification and like their current assignment may be able to turn it into a full-time teaching position.

As a substitute teacher in Ohio, you will learn tricks of the trade from experienced teachers such as classroom management techniques, and writing and using effective lesson plans. For new teachers, this is a great way to break into the field of education, which can be fun and exciting as well as a highly rewarding profession.

It is important to understand that a substitute teacher's salary is lower than that of a certified, full-time teacher. However, being a substitute teacher gives you the flexibility that full-time teachers lack. Click on the following link if you wish to find out how to become a teacher in Ohio.

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How to Become a Substitute Teacher in Ohio

Complete the following steps to become a substitute teacher in Ohio:

  • You will need to complete the Ohio substitute teacher certification application. You can request this application and more information from the Ohio Center for Substitute Teachers.
  • Complete a Bachelor's Degree and send your official transcript to the Ohio Department of Education.
  • Get a background check from the state and FBI (within the last year).
  • Have a negative tuberculosis test (within the past three months).
  • You may need to send additional information to the school district you wish to teach in, such as your resume, letters of recommendation, driver's license and a copy of your social security card.
  • You may also wish to complete Ohio Substitute Teacher Training before beginning as a sub. This training will provide you with valuable classroom management skills as well as get you on the list of preferred substitute teachers in your district.
For more information:
Center Coordinator
School Study Council of Ohio
2080 Citygate Drive
Columbus, OH 43219
OR call for more info @ (614) 785-1163

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