Effective Teacher Training


Substitute teaching is an important educational component in our schools. It is a rare teacher who never needs a substitute for either personal or professional reasons. Principals, teachers, parents, & students value a good substitute teacher. Research has shown that a student spends over one full year with a substitute teacher by the time he/she graduates from high school. Skilled substitute teachers can have a significant, positive impact on the quality of education while the permanent teacher is away. Regardless of whether or not you are a certified teacher, student(s) can still become an expert in substitute teaching. Successful teachers are those who have either consciously, or subconsciously, developed the skills that make them effective in the classroom. By learning certain skills, techniques, and methods, student(s) can be a successful substitute teacher.

Effective Substitute Teacher training is a 24 hour course that will give you hands-on-activities and provide training in the following: Classroom Management, Teaching Strategies, Skills & Suggestions, The Professional Substitute Teacher & other things you should know including: safe school policies, first aid & safety, legal aspects of the job, child abuse reporting, sexual harassment, alternative learning styles, evacuation & other out-of classroom activities.

Registration Cost


Additional Supplies

Supplies needed will be provided by the college with the exception of paper, pens, and highlighters which must be provided by the student(s).


No textbook is required for this course. Instructor will provide handouts and other reference materials.

Registration & Payment

Student(s) will register in-person on the first night of class. Payment will be required following registration also on the first night of class.

Applying for Substitute Teaching Job in NC

To gain employment as a substitute teacher in the state of North Carolina, interested applicants will need to complete a criminal background check and have fingerprints taken. Student(s) will also need to contact the school and school district you wish to work for to determine requirements regarding the district of your choice. To learn more about specific application processes for districts in North Carolina, please visit: http://schooljobs.dpi.state.nc.us/StateMap.

For more information:

Kate Brown,
Program Coordinator