Substitute Information


Substitute Information 2024-2025

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How do I become a Substitute

Teacher, Para, Secretary or Nurse

for Branson Schools?

 

New Substitutes

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER REQUIREMENTS 

1. Complete the Substitute Application (Teachers, Paras, Clerical, Nurses) from the Branson Public Schools website.    http://branson.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx *After receiving your application, your name will be placed on the next upcoming Board Agenda as a Substitute Employee (you do not need to attend).

2. Complete the corresponding checklist received via email after application submission.

3. Acquire a Substitute Certificate from the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE). See  the Substitute Certificate Application Procedure section below.  *This is required for those wishing to substitute for Branson Schools in either a Teacher or Paraprofessional Role.  *Secretary and Nurse Substitutes are exempt from this requirement.                                                                                                                                                                           

4. Obtain a Fingerprint/Background clearance from the FBI/Missouri State Highway Patrol (MACHS).*See the fingerprint/Background Check section below

5. Attend a Branson Public Schools Substitute Training. (You will be contacted about scheduling this once all other requirements have been met)

6. Start accepting Substitute Teaching assignments!

*Due to federal regulations governing our payroll, you are required to present your social security card when applying to be a substitute employee at Branson Schools. We will not compensate you for hours worked without presenting your card.

Returning Substitutes

You are considered a returning substitute if you were on the substitute list during the 2023-2024 school year and received at least one payroll deposit. 

Returning substitutes must let the District Office know that you would like to continue subbing for the upcoming school year in order to stay active in the system. Please contact Tracy Chestnut at [email protected] or (417) 334-6541 Ext 9014.

*One's Substitute Certificate must be up to date and on file with DESE.

*There may be additional paperwork/forms required.

 

SUBSTITUTE CERTIFICATE APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

In order to apply for a Missouri Substitute Certificate, you must submit all of the following items:

1.  ONLINE SUBSTITUTE CERTIFICATE APPLICATION

  • You will first need to create a profile in the DESE certification system.  Please follow the instructions outlined in the Educator Certification System Help Guide.
  • After you have created a profile in DESE's certification system, find the "applications" link in the menu on the left hand side of the screen to see a list of application types.
  • Choose “Substitute” from the list to create an online application.  Complete and submit the application.
  • A non-refundable processing fee of $50 is required.  The fee will be paid at the time the application is submitted online.  Fees may be paid by credit/debit card or by e-check.

2.  REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPTS from ALL institutions you have attended must be mailed to: Educator Certification, PO Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480.  Please be sure to include your Social Security number or Educator ID number on all of the transcripts. Acceptable hours must be completed through a college or university that is regionally accredited through one of the following approved associations: AdvancEd, Higher Learning Commission, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Do not email copies of transcripts. Faxed, scanned, emailed, or photocopied transcripts will not be accepted. Electronic transcripts will be accepted directly from the National Student Clearinghouse. Transcripts become the property of the department and cannot be returned.

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  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FROM APPROVED SUBSTITUTE TRAINING and
  • COPY OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA (GED), OR HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST (HISET).  Copy of high school diploma, general education diploma (GED), or high school equivalency test (HISET).  Please be sure to include your Social Security number or Educator ID number.  Faxed, scanned, or emailed documents will NOT be accepted.  These documents become the property of the department and cannot be returned. 
  • SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TRAINING INFORMATION - The State of Missouri has two routes for earning a substitute teacher certificate.  The first option is for the candidate to earn 36 semester hours at an accredited institution of higher education.  (The required number of hours dropped from 60 in June of 2022 as a result of Governor Parson's signing of SB 681).  The second option is to complete a high school degree and a DESE approved 20-hour training program.  Find information on training programs here.

3.  FINGERPRINT/BACKGROUND CHECK

  • A fingerprint/background clearance must be obtained before a certificate can be issued.
  • FBI/Highway Patrol Background Check Procedures: https://www.machs.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MACHSFP/home.html
  • The 4-digit fingerprinting code for Branson classroom substituting is 2081.

Clerical Substitute

  • Provide a copy of a Missouri fingerprint background clearance dated within 12 months of application or use the following link for fingerprint information: https://www.machs.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MACHSFP/home.html
  • The 4-digit fingerprinting code for clerical substituting is 2082.

Nurse Substitute

  • Submit a current copy of LPN or RN license. 
  • Provide a copy of a Missouri fingerprint background clearance dated within 12 months of application or use the following link for fingerprint information: https://www.machs.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MACHSFP/home.html
  • The 4-digit fingerprinting code for nurse substituting is 2082.

Substitute Pay Schedule:  SUB FILES 23.docx