Substitute Teaching Procedures in Branch County
To be eligible to substitute teach, you will need a minimum of 90 semester hours of satisfactory credit (grade ‘C’ or better) combined from one or more regionally accredited two or four-year colleges or universities.
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 – PESG is required to contact any current or past employers to make certain there has been no unprofessional misconduct.
Substitute work pays $90 per day, $50 per half-day
√ Print the enrollment packet for Branch ISD from PESG’s website, www.mypesg.com or call PESG at 866-782-7277 with questions.
√ Register with PESG at 866-782-7277 to attend one of the following enrollment sessions at the Branch Area Careers Center, Room 164, 366 Morse Street, Coldwater. All sessions begin at 11:00 a.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.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU CAN CONTACT DIANE SHIERY AT (517) 279-5737.