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 two 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. Orientation

• After all the above steps have been completed, an onboarding orientation will occur. Orientation sessions are held virtually.

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


The substitute system utilizes three methods to make jobs available to substitutes:
1. Internet Access:
Search for and accept available jobs, change personal settings, update your calendar, and personalize your available call times by visiting Aesop on the internet by clicking here.

2. Toll-free, automated voice instruction (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. Direct phone calls:
The administrative office has selected the following hours as standard call times when the service may call for substitutes: 5:30am-11:00am in the morning and 6:00pm-10:30pm in the evening. 

Important Notes:

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

* If you accept a job, the system will issue a confirmation number. Please remember that your transaction is not complete until you receive a confirmation number. 

The link below provides you with a brief training on the basics of the 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 system in any way, please contact EVSC of Human Resources by phone (812-435-8408) or email ([email protected]).