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Substitute Teachers

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Application process

  • Complete the employment application. Applications are reviewed, confidential reference checks are performed, and a criminal background check is conducted on qualified applicants.
  • If approved for employment as a substitute teacher, the applicant is invited by email to attend New Substitute Teacher Orientation. Attached to the email invitation will be the following forms: N. C. health certificate, I-9 Form, payroll direct deposit and tax forms. Forms should be completed and turned in at orientation. 
  • Upon completion of orientation, submission of required forms, the new substitute teacher will be entered into the absence management system, AESOP. The new substitute teacher will register as a new user, receive their PIN, and begin substitute teaching.

Salary Schedules

Substitute Teachers

Application materials

  • Employment Application
  • Provide a minimum of one supervisory reference on your application. References are automatically sent an electronic survey to complete on your behalf upon submission of the online application. References from friends, neighbors, and family members are not acceptable.
  • NEW-Effective September 1, 2016, all new noncertified substitute teachers will be required to upload to their application documentation showing completion of Substitute Effective Teacher Training (SETT) or Effective Teacher Training (ETT); this is the minimum eligibility requirement to be a substitute teacher. In lieu of the SETT/ETT course, student teachers may upload an unofficial transcript that includes the college/university name, successful completion of student teaching, and a reference from the cooperating teacher. They may also submit a letter of completion or Form V from the school of education stating that they have completed all requirements and are eligible for/will be recommended for a teaching license upon graduation to NCDPI. 
  • To be eligible for the certified substitute teacher rate of pay applicants should upload to their application a teaching license from any state whether current or expired.

* To apply for substitute teaching after submitting an online application via AppliTrack, login to your application and go to the section for "Position Desired". Place a checkmark in the box for substitute teacher, then click on Finish and Submit to resubmit your application.

Application Process for Former Employees

Note:  All substitute teacher applicants must meet current eligibility requirements to be approved as a substitute teacher. 

If you have been separated from employment with WCPSS for MORE than 1 year it is required that you follow the application process as notated above for new substitute teachers.
If you have been separated from employment with WCPSS for LESS than 1 year, please complete the reactivation form below.