hope college education    
hope college > academic departments > education       

 
Prospective Students <
Department Overview <
Majors/Minors <
Current
Student Information
<
Announcements/ Dates/Deadlines <
Technology Resources <
Policies and Procedures <
Faculty, Staff & Supervisors <
Research Opportunities <
News <
ASCD <
CEC <
 

REGISTRATION FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHING

Once you have completed five weeks in your full-time student teaching placement, you will be eligible to substitute teach for up to three days in your placement. Most districts pay student teachers for subbing. In order to substitute teach, you will need to be registered as a substitute teacher in your district by participating in a training session through a group called Professional Educational Services Group (PESG).

Prior to one of the Student Teaching Seminar sessions (date will be announced), PESG will be presenting their registration/training/informational session on Hope's campus. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO SUBSTITUTE TEACH DURING YOUR STUDENT TEACHING PLACEMENT OR AT THE COMPLETION OF YOUR STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND HAVE NOT REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY WITH PESG, YOU MUST ATTEND THIS SESSION (with the exception of Grand Haven placements).

Please follow the instructions below as you must come to the meeting with certain training modules completed and required materials in hand.
1. First, go to the PESG website: www.subpass.com.

2. Then go to the "Districts" tab.

3. Go down the list of counties on the right side of the page and click on the county where you are currently student teaching. For most of you this will be either Ottawa, Kent or Allegan county. (Saugatuck and Hamilton are considered to be part of Ottawa County even though they are located in Allegan County.)

4. Find the button "Enrollment Requirements & Forms" and click on that.

5. Then look at the options in the left column and click on "PESG Requirements."

6. You are now going to click through the 6 items on this list and complete the steps in each part.

a) "Completed Employment Packet" and "Two Forms of Legal Identification"-Fill out ALL of the forms. Determine which TWO forms of ID you will bring to the PESG meeting. Please note that you cannot bring a drivers license and a Hope ID as your two forms of ID. You may bring any one of the options below:

-- a passport

-- a drivers license and a social security card (or a copy of both sides of the SS card)

-- a drivers license and a birth certificate (or a copy of the birth certificate)

-- a Hope ID and a social security card (or a copy of both sides of the SS card)

-- a Hope ID and a birth certificate (or a copy of the birth certificate)

b) Application fee (maximum of $15, cash or check made out to "PESG") (Ottawa County only=no fee, Allegan County=$10.00, Kent County=$15.00)

c) Official transcript-You MUST have an official transcript with the Registrar's seal on it. A Degree Evaluation will not be sufficient. You may go to the Registrar's website and print off a Transcript Request Form. Complete the form and either bring it to the Registrar's office or FAX it to them at 616-395-7680. Allow 48 hours for processing.

d) Fingerprinting will already be completed, so there's nothing to do on this.

e) Online requirements- go to the GCN website to complete all of the training modules (with the exception of "Food Safety") at www.gcn1.net. The steps are as follows:

-- Click on the "Login"
-- Step 1: type "PESG"
-- Step 2: Skip
-- Click on "create a personal id"
-- Step 3: read instructions and create a personal id.
-- Begin the process and complete and print all six modules.
-- Print off the certificate of completion and bring this to the PESG session.

2. Now, go back to the PESG website and select the "Districts" tab at the top of the page. Find the appropriate county, click on that and then the "Enrollment Requirements and Forms" button. Go to the orange link on the left that says "District Specific Requirements" and click on that. Check to see that your district comes up under the "Certified Teachers" section.

3. Now go to the "Enroll" tab at the top of the page, read through that page and then click the "Start Application Process" at the bottom of the page. At the end of the enrollment page you will be prompted to select the County (Ottawa) and the on-campus meeting date of October 5.

You will need to complete EACH form in the packet (1-16), PRINT them off and
BRING them to the PESG training session.

In summary, you MUST bring the following, COMPLETED paperwork to this meeting:

-- Completed Enrollment packet
-- 2 forms of identification (see list above for correct combinations of ID)
-- Official transcript (Allow 2 days for processing!)
-- Payment
-- Certification of Completion (GCN)


FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE FORMS OR FOLLOW THESE STEPS WILL RESULT IN A PROCESSING DELAY OF YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IT WILL TAKE AN HOUR OR TWO TO COMPLETE ALL THE PAPERWORK, SO LEAVE ENOUGH TIME PRIOR TO THE MEETING FOR THIS PROCESS.

If you have questions, please direct them to PESG at 866-782-7277 (x5) or inquiries@contractsubs.com. They will be happy to help you.

 

9/18/2009