Substitute Teachers

When you join our TPS Proud team, you join a family — one dedicated to preparing competitive college and career ready graduates. Substitute teachers are critical members of our TPS team and enjoy incredible opportunities to make a difference in the lives of our students every day.

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Benefits of Joining the TPS TEAM

Competitive Compensation & Benefits

TPS recognizes the valuable contributions that substitutes make each and every day. We offer training and other supports to help substitute teachers be successful in their classroom assignments. New substitute teachers are invited to participate in four hours of paid training on effective teaching strategies, relationship building, classroom management, and safety. In addition, TPS school consultation staff and coaches are available to provide individualized assistance to long-term substitute teachers in areas such as instructional planning, curriculum, assessment of learning, instructional technology, and establishing a positive classroom climate.

Position Requirements

All substitute teachers must have, or be able to obtain, a substitute license from the State of Ohio. For the most up-to-date information on substitute licensure requirements, please visit the Ohio Educator Licensure website or contact the Ohio Office of Educator Licensure (Toll free phone: 877-644-6338, Email: [email protected]).

Toledo Public Schools requires all applicants to undergo a screening process prior to hiring which includes a background check (BCI and FBI) and employment verification.

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