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Changes Coming to Substitute Teaching Licenses

May 21, 2019 6:23 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

Beginning July 1, 2019, ODE will issue a new substitute teaching license and will no longer issue or renew short- or long-term substitute licenses. After June 30, only one type of substitute license will be issued. Applicants will select teaching fields based on the post secondary degrees they hold. Please see the Substitute License webpage for more information and requirements related to the new substitute teaching license.

According to ODE, the new career-technical workforce development substitute license will follow the same rules as the other new substitute licenses but are not valid for subbing in academic areas unless the individual also holds a bachelor’s degree.  It should also be noted that substitute licenses are not considered proper certification for the purposes of CTE course approval.

Related question that is posted on the ODE website:

Can a career-technical workforce development substitute teacher teach any classes outside of his or her teaching field for an unlimited number of days?

If the license holder has education and experience in the career-technical workforce development area directly related to the subject of the class the license holder will teach, the individual can teach for an unlimited number of days.

However, if the license holder does not have education and experience in the career-technical workforce development area the license holder will teach, the individual may teach for one full semester, subject to the approval of the employing school district board of education. A district superintendent can ask the board to approve one or more additional, semester-long periods.

SB 89 also addresses career-tech substitute teaching licenses, among other related concerns.  It is currently in the legislative process.  Read more about SB 89 here.

Click here for the ODE Web page on Teacher Preparation for CTE

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