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.  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:


  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 $100 per day, $55 per half-day

*(Check with the Local districts for their pay and other policies)

Interested in working as a Substitute Teacher?
Please apply using the following instructions:

  1. Go to EDUStaff
  1. Top left hand corner, click on "Start Application"
  2. Complete the online application

Questions or concerns? Call EDUStaff at 877.974.6338

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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.