In order to be eligible to substitute teach in the State of Missouri, one must have at least 60 college hours from an accredited school and pass both state and federal criminal background checks.
You are required to obtain a current substitute certificate by applying directly to the Department of Education. Information on this process can be found on their web site: www.dese.mo.gov. If an applicant holds a Missouri Teaching License (excluding Lifetime Certificates) and they are retired or not working as a full time teacher, they will also be required to apply for a substitute certificate.
Once a Substitute Certificate is issued, applicants must complete an application for Cassville R-IV School District @ https://cassville.schoolrecruiter.net/
Once the on-line application has been received by the district, certification through DESE and background check results are checked. Applications are then approved through a two-step process. The first is approval by the district’s administrative team; then approval by the Board of Education during a regular board meeting. Once approved, the applicant will receive an email notification with the Cassville R-IV Substitute Handbook and Technology Usage Agreement attached. The last page of the handbook includes a Confidentiality statement that you must sign and return to the Central Office. You must also sign the last page of the Technology Usage Agreement and return it to the Central Office.
For liability purposes, all applicants must complete Smarter Adult, Safer Children training. This is an on-line training which must be completed before applicant can be placed in a classroom. The link to the video along with user name and password will be emailed so that it can be watched at your convenience.
If you have Questions contact Central Office @ 417-847-2221.