MANSFIELD — As the start of the new school approaches, the need for substitute teachers has increased.
The Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is looking for substitute teachers to work in a number of area school districts.
Steve Earnest, executive director of Mid-Ohio ESC, said substitute teachers play a vital role in the education of our children.
“When a substitute teacher cannot be found, schools often ask full-time teachers to forgo their planning hour in order to fill. This has a negative effect on the teacher’s ability to effectively plan his class, ultimately affecting students well. Substitute teachers step in and lighten that burden while ensuring that every student receives a quality education while their official teacher is away, ”Earnest said.
To be accepted as a substitute teacher in Ohio, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution. To work in Mid-Ohio ESC client districts, applicants must submit an application for substitute teachers and pay the application fee of $ 22.00. Application fees can be paid online, a check can be mailed, or you can pay at the office by check, cash (exactly $ 22.00, no changes will be made), or credit card.
Applicants must also have a current BCI / FBI background check. Fingerprinting for a background check can be done at the Mid-Ohio ESC office for a fee.
After being accepted for a substitute position with Mid-Ohio ESC, applicants must apply for a substitute teacher license through the Ohio Department of Education, unless they already hold a license. teaching in progress. This step should not be done until you have completed the employment process at Mid-Ohio ESC, otherwise the license application will be refused.
Other important information, including downloadable applications, can be found at Mid-Ohio ESC’s website and potential candidates with questions can call Mid-Ohio ESC at 419-774-5520.
The Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center provides specialized academic and support services, including professional development, to 11 school districts and more than 18,000 students in Crawford, Morrow and Richland counties. Client districts receive services from curriculum, special and gifted education consultants, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, special education teachers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.