Substitute Teaching Procedures in Branch CountyRed Apple

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:


  1. 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.

  2. Unprofessional Conduct Check – PESG is required to contact any current or past employers to make certain there has been no unprofessional misconduct.

Please do the following to enroll with PESG:PESG Logo

√ Print the enrollment packet for Branch ISD from PESG’s website, 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 9:00 a.m. (except as noted) and will last for approximately two hours.

  • August 19, 2016
  • September 16, 2016
  • October 21, 2016
  • November 18, 2016
  • December 16, 2016
  • January 20, 2017
  • February 17, 2017
  • March 17, 2017
  • April 21, 2017
  • May 19, 2017
  • June 16, 2017

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.

Substitute work pays $80 per day, $45 per half-day.