Substitute Teacher Information

Below you will find a list of qualifications for becoming a substitute teacher in Michigan.

  • Education: Must have a minimum of 90 passing credit hours from an accredited 4-year college or university.
  • Security: Must have live scan finger print clearance through L-1.
  • Attendance: Regular attendance is critical; must have a satisfactory work record.
  • Citizenship: Must be able to verify whether a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or otherwise authorized to accept employment in the United States.
  • Phyisical Condition: Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined.
  • Must arrive ON TIME for the assignment chosen. Report to the school leader or designee upon arrival.
  • Review and maintain all daily plans and schedules to be followed with the principal, department head, or team leader.
  • Assume responsibility for pupil behavior in class, during lunch, and recess periods, as required by the school.
  • Never leave the class unattended
  • Class time is for student instruction only. Absolutely NO use of cell phones or laptops for personal matters.
  • Teach the lesson plan prepared by the absent teacher.
  • Before initiating alternate lesson plans or procedures, consult with the building principal, department head, or team leader.
  • The school or district to which you are assigned determines the teacher rate of pay.
  • Midwest Substitute Staffing’s Corporate Policy FORBIDS corporal punishment! Do not touch a child for ANY reason, unless your life or the life of another person is in jeopardy.
  • Michigan requires a valid substitute teaching certificate that allows you to teach 150 days per school year. The State of Michigan will send applicant an invoice for $45.00 for which payment must be submitted immediately.
  • Midwest Substitute Staffing, Inc. does NOT charge a fee to join or to take a substitute teaching assignment.

Contact a hiring manager today.

Midwest Substitute Staffing is always looking for certified, highly-qualified educators to fill current and future openings at the school’s we manage. To be considered, please email your cover letter and resume to us at and you will be contacted by one of our hiring managers.