• Alert: The deadline for new substitute teacher applications for the 18-19 school year has passed. We will start accepting applications again July 1, 2019 for the 19-20 school year.
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How to Apply to be a Substitute Teacher

~We are no longer accepting new substitute teacher applications for the 2018-19 school year.~



Apply online with the Southern OH ESC using the form below.


 I will then send you the paperwork packet to fill out electronically.

  • Please email me a copy of your resume, three letters of professional reference, & any teaching or sub teaching licenses you may already hold.
  • The SOESC does not need a copy of your transcripts.  (Later you will be asked to upload an official copy of your transcripts to the Ohio Dept. of Education if you need to apply for a substitute teaching license).


All eligible applicants must hold a bachelor degree to qualify to apply and pass a BCI & FBI background check.  Once your application has been submitted I will electronically send you the new substitute teacher packet to fill out and submit back to me.  (Items to have ready when completing this packet will include:  Driver’s License, Social Security Card, & a voided check).



Once you have completed the application process with the Southern OH ESC you are ready to be fingerprinted.  Please call one our offices to obtain an appointment to have your BCI/FBI record check completed.

Jennifer Ludwick – Hillsboro Office—937-393-1331 ext. 3901 or email at jludwick@southernohioesc.org

Heather Collins—Wilmington Office—937-382-6921 ext. 1024 or email at hcollins@southernohioesc.org

The cost is $60 and must be paid by a money order.  No CASH, or Personal Checks will be accepted.



After you have been fingerprinted you may visit the Ohio Department of Education’s website at http://education.ohio.gov/ and create a OH|ID account or log in to your existing account.  You can then fill out a new application for a substitute teaching license.  Whether you choose to be a Long-Term sub, (eligible to teach in the same classroom more than 5 consecutive days at a time,  Ex. Maternity Leave, Family Medical Leave, etc.), or a Short-Term sub (eligible to teach up to 60 consecutive days in the same classroom).  When the application asks for the Superintendent’s Signature please use IRN# 046375 for Southern Ohio ESC.  This is when you will be asked to upload a copy of your official transcripts showing your bachelor degree.  The cost for a 1yr. license is $25 and the cost of a 5yr. license is $125.  You will pay online using a credit or debit card to O.D.E. 



Once all paperwork is completed electronically, you have been fingerprinted, you have submitted three letters of professional reference, and you have your Substitute Teaching License you will be eligible to attend one of our monthly New Substitute Teaching Orientations and Interview.  All documents must be completed one week prior the orientation date.  After you have completed all steps I will send you a letter of registration for the Orientation/Interview indicating the date, time & location.



After completing the Orientation and Interview process and upon recommendation; your name will go out on the monthly sub teacher list to each district you chose to sub for.  After each district receives your information they will submit your name to their board at their next board meeting.  Once you have been approved by each board you have applied they will start calling you.  If you applied to any district using a system called Frontline Management (Formerly AESOP) they will send you a username and password to get you started.  If the district does not use Frontline Management (Formerly AESOP) they typically do not notify you until they start calling you to sub.