TEMPORARY 1 YEAR SUBSTITUTE TEACHING POLICY 2022-2023
Following the recent passage of House Bill 583, the Ohio Department of Education will be issuing nonrenewable temporary substitute teaching licenses for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. The 1 Year Temporary Non-Bachelor's Substitute Teaching License allows applicants who do not hold a post-secondary degree, but meet the employing school or district’s set of educational requirements, to serve in the role of a substitute teacher.?
The legislation does not allow the Department to issue this credential until Sept. 23. However, under Ohio Revised Code sections 3319.36??and 3319.101, schools and districts may conditionally employ an individual with a pending application for a substitute teaching license for up to 60 days from the date of application.?
To ensure schools and districts can conditionally employ these individuals between Aug. 1 and Sept. 23, the Department will begin accepting applications for 1 Year Temporary Non-Bachelor’s Substitute Teaching Licenses Aug. 1.?The process for employing these individuals will be as follows:
Applicants submit their temporary substitute license application Aug. 1 or after for the 2022-2023 school year.
STEP 1: EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TEMPORARY SUBSTITUTE LICENSE: an associate’s degree or higher or have completed at least two years of coursework from an accredited institution of higher education.
STEP 2: CONTACT THE BOARD OFFICE 740-886-3100. DO NOT apply for this license through the Department's online system until you have completed the following or your application will be declined.
Complete the employment process for which you are interested in serving as a substitute teacher at the board office
Provide official transcripts (no photocopies)
Complete a background check. You must have current background check(s) on file with the Department of Education
Notify the board office once all of the above has been done and request the employer's IRN to use in the online application. The superintendent must approve the license application.
STEP 3: COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE ONLINE APPLICATION.
Access your OH|ID account (you will need to create an OH|ID account if you do not already have one).
Click Educator Licensure and Records (CORE).
Complete and submit the online Temporary Substitute License – 1 Year (Non-Bachelors) application from your CORE Dashboard.
Once the Department receives an application, the local school board may conditionally employ the person as a substitute teacher for a period of 60 days. To hire them,?the employing superintendent must believe the person’s application indicates the person is qualified to obtain the substitute teaching license.
On Sept.?23, the Department will begin rapidly processing all pending applications to ensure they are processed within the sixty-day conditional employment period.??Please note that the period of conditional employment shall last for 60 days or until the licensure application has either been issued or declined, whichever comes first.
This 1 Year Temporary Non-Bachelor’s Substitute Teaching License is available at the request of the employing Ohio school or district and valid for teaching in an assigned class of any subject area and grade level. Applicants must have current background checks on file with the Department.