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Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute teacher in the Alamance-Burlington School System!

Substitute Teacher Hiring Process:

  • Complete NC Effective Substitute Teacher Training (If applicable) or submit any of the following:

    • Teacher Assistant Certificate

    • Teacher Certificate (current or expired)

    • Education-related Associate's degree

  • Complete the online application (search for Substitute)

  • Once your application has been reviewed you will be contacted by Human Resources with the next steps in the hiring process.

Please be aware that the application process takes several weeks to complete. This includes running your pre-employment background check and if approved attending orientation.

Interns and Student Teachers:

Please feel free to submit an application for substitute teaching as well. You will follow the same procedures for applying as substitute applicants.

You are not required to take the NC Effective Substitute  Teacher Training.  However, you must submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

If you have questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact Human Resources at 336-570-6060

Minimum Requirements and Salaries

  • Must work at least 3 jobs per semester

  • Weekly hours cannot exceed 29.5

Certified Substitute
Must upload a copy of your NC teaching license or license from another state, current or expired.
$130 per day

Non-Certified Substitute
Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent and completion of NC Effective Substitute Training.
$115 per day

NC Effectiveness Substitute Training

The Alamance-Burlington School System requires that anyone interested in becoming a substitute teacher completes “NC Effective Substitute Training (Interactive) v.22” prior to becoming a substitute teacher. This training is offered online through App-Garden and virtual training courses may be accessed for up to one year from the date of purchase.

The cost of the virtual training course is $29.00.

Each course includes quizzes and you will have three opportunities to pass each quiz.

For support/help using the App-Garden online course you may scroll to the bottom and click on “Need Help.” A representative will contact you during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. If you need support on weekends or holidays, you will be contacted when normal business hours resume.

Upon successful completion of the training, please email a copy of the certificate you received to the Alamance-Burlington School System Human Resources Department. We will also accept a certificate stating that you have completed the Teacher Assistant Program at ACC in lieu of the Effective Teacher Training. If you have a teaching certificate, whether current or expired, you may submit this also, in lieu of the Effective Teacher Training.