Substitute Teaching Procedures in Branch County
To be eligible to substitute teach, you will need a minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit or an associate degree from a college, university, or community college and, for substitute teaching in grades 9 to 12, is at least 22 years of age. The 60 semester hours do not need to be from the same college, university, or community college.
There are two (2) Michigan legislative requirements that all schools in Michigan must follow before employing a substitute teacher:
Criminal Records Check & FBI Record Check– Includes fingerprinting which is currently done at the Branch County Sheriff Department. The applicant must pay the processing fee.
Unprofessional Conduct Check – EDUStaff is required to contact any current or past employers to make certain there has been no unprofessional misconduct.
Branch ISD substitute work pays $90 per day, $50 per half-day
*(Check with the Local districts for their pay and other policies)
√ Visit the EDUStaff website, www.edustaff.org and Click on Start Application or call EDUStaff at 877.974.6338 with questions.
√ Register with EDUStaff at 877.974.6338 to attend one of the following enrollment sessions at the Branch Area Careers Center, Room 164, 366 Morse Street, Coldwater. All sessions begin at 2:00 p.m. (except as noted) and will last for approximately two hours.
If you have an expired Michigan teaching certificate, you may qualify for a “Special Substitute Permit” issued through the Department of Education. The Department of Education charges a $45 annual fee per school year for this permit. The permit allows the individual to sub any grade level or assignment.
QUESTIONS??? Please contact Diane Shiery at (517) 279-5737.