Michigan Substitute System (CMSS)

Substitute Teaching

Ingham Intermediate School District is part of a substitute Image EDUStaff Banner Adsystem consortium called the Central Michigan Substitute System (CMSS) using EDUStaff, LLC to register and pay substitute teachers/paraprofessionals. If you are interested in substitute teaching, here are some simple directions to apply:

  1. Go to www.edustaff.org
  2. Top left hand corner, click on "Start Application"
  3. Complete the online application (process will take about 30 minutes to two hours depending on employee type)
  4. Call EDUStaff with any questions or concerns at 877.974.6338.

To Qualify for Substitute Teaching

To qualify to substitute teach in our area schools,you must have a transcript indicating completion of 90 credit hours from a four year college or university with a minimum 2.0 GPA or hold a valid or expired Michigan Teaching Certificate.

If you will be teaching with 90+ credit hours OR an expired certificate, you are required to apply for a 150 day permit from the Michigan Department of Education. The fee for this permit is $45.00 per school year. This fee is due after the sub permit is submitted into the state,and you receive an email invoice.

Ingham ISD's Special Education Classrooms at Heartwood School

Heartwood School is located on the Ingham ISD campus and is a special needs school for children and adults ages 3 through 26. Heartwood services students with moderate, severe and multiple impairments as well as students with autism spectrum disorders. Substituting at Heartwood can be challenging but also very rewarding. Some, but not all, of our classrooms require help in feeding, lifting, changing and toileting students. We are seeking both substitute teachers and paraprofessionals to work at Heartwood School. If you are interested in subbing at Heartwood School and would like more information before you sign up, please feel free to attend one of our optional trainings. Information regarding the training dates will be published by EduStaff for these quarterly meetings.