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:


  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 – 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)

Please do the following to enroll with EDUStaff:edustaff logo

√ Visit the EDUStaff website, 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.


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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.