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Substitute Training

Training is required for all substitute teachers.  The type of training is dependent on a candidate's background. Below is an outline of the different training offered by the ESC to substitute teachers. 
 Substitute Teacher Orientation

Every prospective OSTS candidate must attend a Substitute Teacher Orientation prior to employment with the OSTS. The length of the orientation varies depending upon class attendance size. There is a one-hour presentation followed by an individual check-out process with our staff.  

After you have reviewed the schedule listed to the right, you must click on the date of choice to register. If you have any questions, please call our office at 330.723.6393 x 127. 
Public School Works (PSW) Training
This training is required of all substitute teachers.
If you are a Medina County subClick Here to access the PSW website.
If you are an NCSSA sub, Click Here to access the PSW website.
Substitute Teacher Training

Substitute teachers with no background in education, who have not student taught, or those who have been out of a classroom for more than five (5) years, are required to complete a substitute training course. The Sub Skills Course is an online platform that allows the substitute teacher to complete the course at his/her own pace. 

Substitutes must complete an assessment at the end and are required to send it to our office as proof of completion. Participants in the online class will have year-long access to the online training course and material that can be used in the classroom. Please use the ESC of Medina County as your school district when registering for the Sub Skills Course. The cost for the online course is $39.95 paid directly to STEDI. 
OSTS Substitute Teacher Orientation Schedule
Bring to Orientation:
1. Original IDs -  
    Driver's License and
    Birth Certificate
           ~ or ~
    Driver's License and
    Social Security Card
           ~ or ~
    A Passport 

2. Copy of FBI and BCI
3. Copy of License
4. Copy of Transcripts
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