IU5 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 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
  • IU5 Early Intervention and School-Age Classrooms
  • North East School District

Substitute Teacher Requirements

Requirements for the Emergency Substitute Teacher Consortium:

Substitute Training and Observation

All Emergency Substitute Teachers are required to complete mandatory online training and then complete a full-day observation within an IU5 classroom or at one of the participating districts. 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 IU5 Human Resources.

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