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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 NCSSA candidate must attend a Substitute Teacher Orientation prior to employment with the NCSSA. 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.

Sub Skills Online Training Course 

Substitute teachers without a background in education, who have not student taught, or those who have been out of a classroom for more than five years, are required to complete the substitute training course. 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 $39.99 paid directly to STEDI. 
Safe and Engaged Class (in-person)

We also offer an intensive one-day Safe and Engaged Class for those who prefer in-person learning. The class runs from 8:30-4:00. The cost for the in-person class is $75.00. The curriculum taught is the same material utilized in the online course. The in-person class will be offered at the dates listed below with registration opening one month before the start date. Click on the current class date to begin the registration process.     
Safe & Engaged Class Dates
December 15, 2021
June 23, 2022
September 7, 2022
December 13, 2022
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. 
NCSSA 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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