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Substitute Teacher Requirements

The requirements for the Emergency Substitute Teacher Consortium are listed below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in any area)
  • FBI Background Clearance
  • PA State Police Background Clearance
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance
  • Act 126 Training
  • Updated TB Test (within the past 3 months)

For information on how to obtain these requirements to become a substitute teacher, select the Back to HR Main Page at the top of this page and then view the appropriate link or attachment for further instructions.

About the Substitute Teacher Consortium

IU5 manages a Substitute Teacher Consortium for both regular and special education in Erie, Warren, and Crawford Counties. IU5 classrooms consist of special needs classrooms in the areas of Autistic Support, Life Skills, Emotional/Behavioral Support, Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired and Multiple Disabilities. Our students range from Early Intervention (3-5 year olds with developmental delays) through school aged students (which go up to 21 year olds). We also recruit, train, and emergency certify substitutes for 6 districts within regular education; K-12 in Erie County. The current participating districts in the IU5 Sub Consortium include:

  • General McLane School District
  • Harborcreek School District
  • Iroquois School District
  • North East School District
  • Northwestern School District
  • Union City School District

How to Apply

If interested in subbing for IU5 or one of the participating consortium districts, please click the link below to be routed to our online application. New visitors to the IU Recruitment Portal need to register for an account before completing the application. Under View Postings on the left side of the page, select By Title and then select the desired position. Contact HR if you require an alternate method to apply.

Link

Resources

IU Classroom by Location
CSPG #13 Emergency Certification

Substitute Training and Observation

All Emergency Substitute Teachers are required to complete mandatory training and then complete a full-day observation within an IU5 classroom or at one of the participating districts. Trainings are held at IU5 and scheduled when needed. The training and the observation are both unpaid.  Any certified teacher who joins the consortium is not required to complete the training or observation, but may do so at their own discretion. If you have any additional questions, please contact HR at 734-8404.