Substitute Teacher Application Process

The substitute teacher application process must be completed in the following order:

1. Substitute Teacher Application and REQUIRED Supporting Documents

• Complete an online application at

• Upload copies of official transcripts verifying at least 30 hours of college coursework

• Submit three EVSC reference forms.  Must utilize professional references - family members and friends will not be accepted.

• Upload a copy of your valid Indiana teaching license if applicable.  If you do not hold a valid Indiana teaching license, you will be provided instructions to submit for an Indiana substitute teacher permit upon completion of the first three bullets.  

2. National Background Check

• After completing all the steps in Step 1, the applicant will be contacted by email and provided instructions on requesting the required online background check from our provider. The applicant is responsible for the fee, payable online with a personal credit or debit card.

3. Indiana Teaching License or Indiana Substitute Permit

• A valid Indiana teaching license or Indiana substitute permit is required to work as a substitute teacher in Indiana.

• If the applicant does not hold an active Indiana teaching license, they may apply to the Indiana Department of Educator for a substitute teacher permit. The national background check must be completed and approved prior to applying for the substitute permit.

• Instructions for applying for the permit will be emailed to the applicant after approval of the national background check.

• The cost to the applicant for a three year substitute permit is $16.32 and payable online with a personal credit card.

4. Mandatory Orientation

• After all the above steps have been completed, an email will be sent to the applicant requesting their attendance at a required orientation. Orientation sessions are held virtually. Applicants must respond to the email and confirm their attendance.

New substitute teachers are required to attend the orientation and complete all required employment forms before working in our schools.


Aesop uses three methods to make jobs available to substitutes: 

1. You can search for and accept available jobs, change personal settings, update your calendar, and personalize your available call times by visiting Aesop on the internet at this link.  If the employee has uploaded lesson plans on the Internet, you will be able to view them online once you take the job!

2. You may interact with the Aesop system by way of a toll-free, automated voice instruction menu at 1-800-942-3767.  Here, you can proactively search for jobs and manage existing jobs.  We recommend calling in to check the computer recording of your name by pressing Option 4.

3. Aesop will also make phone calls to substitutes to offer jobs. The administrative office has selected the following hours as standard call times when the Aesop service may call for substitutes: 5:30am-11:00am in the morning and 6:00pm-10:30pm in the evening. Substitutes may opt to not accept calls from the system. 

Important Notes:

If you have not completed the annual requirements to remain active, your Aesop status has been inactivated and you will not be able to access vacancies until those requirements have been completed. 

* If you accept a job, Aesop will issue a confirmation number. Please remember that your transaction is not complete until Aesop supplies you with a confirmation number. 

The link below provides you with a brief training on the basics of the Aesop Substitute website.

The following subjects are covered.

  • Logging in to Aesop
  • The substitute’s Home Page
  • Searching for available jobs
  • Viewing and editing Personal Information
  • How to change your PIN
  • Where to find Help resources

We are confident that you will find the Aesop experience beneficial and enjoyable.

Should you experience difficulty using the Aesop system in any way, please contact EVSC HR Generalist-Substitutes, Debbie Haire, by phone (812-435-8420) or email ([email protected]).