How to Become a Substitute Teacher in Indiana

If you are interested in learning how to become a substitute teacher in Indiana, the following information will help guide you through the process.

Indiana Substitute Teacher Requirements

In order to attain your substitute teacher certification in Indiana, you will need the following:

  • Determine which school or school district you would like to work for
  • Get Your Indiana Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Follow the link below to create a profile within the LVIS
  • A bachelor's degree with official sealed transcript

Get Your Indiana Fingerprint Clearance Card

Although the Indiana State Board of Education does not require you to submit a Fingerprint Clearance Card, some individual schools and school districts may require a Fingerprint Clearance Card in order to gain employment with them.

Obtain Official College Transcripts

You'll need your offical college transcripts, sealed and unopened, showing you have a bachelor's degree in order to receive your substitute certificate. Follow the steps from Indiana Department of Education's online License Verification and Information System (LVIS) to determine where to send your official transcript.

Complete Your Application for Certification

Before applying for a substitute teacher license, determine which school or district you'd like to work for. This is a useful page for someone looking to teach in Indiana.

Submit Your Application

When you've decided what district or school you would like to teach for, you'll need to submit an application through the Indiana Department of Education's online License Verification and Information System (LVIS) to become a substitute teacher in Indiana. Once on this page, click on "LVIS Portal Link" and create a profile. After 20mins of so, you will be sent and email verification for the creation of your profile. Once this verification in received, log in with your user name and password. Click on the link "Permits" and find one marked "Substitute Permits". Complete and submit online with a $15 licensing fee payable online.

Letters of Recommendation

While you're waiting for your subsititute teacher certificate to be processed, you may wish to ask professional references for a letter of recommendation. It's probably a good idea to get 2-3 letters of recommendation, as most school districts will require theses recommendations when you apply for substitute teaching jobs in Indiana.

Substitute Teacher Pay in Indiana

Rates for substitute teaching will vary by district. The daily rate is around $90 for a full day of teaching and $45 for a half day.

Substitute Teacher Jobs in Indiana

If you're looking for a substitute teacher job in Indiana, one of the best ways to find one is to inquire at the school district office or specific school where you'd like to teach. You can find a complete listing of Indiana schools districts here. Also, here is a list of teaching jobs in the State of Indiana.

Substitute Teacher Resources

Indiana Department of Education
Office of Educator Licensing and Development (OELD)
151 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: (317) 232-6610
Fax: (317) 232-8004

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