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Pickaway County

Educational Service center

Substitute Teaching

Substitute Teaching

The Pickaway County Educational Service Center coordinates the list of available substitute teachers for the four school districts in Pickaway County (Circleville City, Logan Elm Local, Teays Valley Local, and Westfall Local).  Amanda-Clearcreek Local, ESC Preschools, Crossroads and New Hope Christian Schools are also included on our form as school preferences.

Requirements which have to be met prior to having your name and contact information being published on the List of Available Substitute Teachers are listed below:

Complete and sign a Request to Publish Availability as a Substitute Teacher Form indicating personal information (Name, Email Address, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, Address, etc.) and school building preference.  Also, complete an Applicant's Statement form, Social Security Administration Form SSA-1945 and the Payroll and Taxing Information form. 

The Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 has to be completed and signed at the ESC office.  Along with this form you will need to provide your original document(s) from the “List of Acceptable Documents” shown on page 9 of the download to be examined and photocopied at our office. Examples: one document from List A (US Passport) OR a combination of one document from List B (driver’s license) and one document from List C (social security card OR birth certificate).

Provide a photocopy of your college transcript to the ESC for your substitute teaching file.  Also, provide a copy of a BCI Report and a FBI Report (both within one year) to our office.  If you need one or both of these reports, you may call the Pickaway County ESC to schedule an appointment for WebCheck Fingerprinting.  BCI cost is $30, FBI is $35 or if both are needed, the cost is $60.  Payments must be made at the time of the appointment and must be in the form of cash or money order.  BCI and FBI Reports are also required to be submitted electronically to the ODE.


Provide a copy of a current Ohio Teaching License OR Substitute Teaching License. (Anyone that has a four-year degree is eligible to apply for a substitute teaching license, even if the degree is not in education.)  If you do not already possess a teaching license and/or substitute teaching license, you can complete an application online and make payment through the Ohio Department of Education.  Please complete the above mentioned forms found below and return to our office before applying online for your substitute license. 

You will find the ODE link copied and pasted below regarding the online application process to obtain a substitute license.  You will need to upload your official transcripts as a pdf in the online application process.    Note:  When prompted for a superintendent's signature during the online application process, please search by name, Pickaway County ESC or IRN 049072 to have the ESC superintendent, Ty Ankrom, digitally sign and/or approve the application.  Please click on the link below to find instructions on how to complete an online substitute license application:
If you have or are applying for a substitute teaching license and do not possess a degree in education, you are required to attend a one-time substitute teacher training, supply proof of attendance at a previously held substitute teacher training or complete an online substitute teacher training.  All substitute teacher training information, such as dates, registration, etc. can be found by clicking the “Ohio Center for Substitute Teachers” tout to the left and then clicking the “Training” link.


All forms shown in bold above can be found below.


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