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Substitute Teacher Training

"There's no substitute for a GREAT substitute teacher!"

Dare County Schools is always seeking interested individuals to become substitute teachers in the district.  A qualified substitute teacher is vital to continuing student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.  Below is how you can become a substitute teacher in Dare County Schools.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Hold a current or expired teaching license, OR
  • Hold at least a high school diploma or equivalent AND 
  • Be at least two years beyond high school graduation, and
  • Successfully complete the required substitute teacher training requirements.

Applicants with a Current or Expired Teaching License

If you hold a current or expired teaching license from any state, applicants must:

  1. Complete the online application through TeacherMatch,  including three professional references and the following documents uploaded to “Additional Documents” in TeacherMatch:
    • A copy of your most recent teaching license
    • An authorization for background check form (linked below)
  2. Attend a Substitute Teacher Orientation session (scheduled after references and background checks are completed and meet hiring eligibility.)

All Other Applicants 

If you do not hold a current or expired teaching license from any state, applicants must:

  1. Successfully complete the online Effective Substitute Teacher Training course through APP Garden.  Use this website to find directions to access and pay for this online course ($29) bit.ly/DCSAppGardenDirections. Once registered, the course can be accessed directly by going to  bit.ly/DareSubTraining 
  2. Complete the online application through TeacherMatch,  including three professional references and the following documents uploaded to “Additional Documents” in TeacherMatch:
    • A copy of your certificate of completion of the Effective Substitute Teacher Training course, and
    • An authorization for background check form (linked below)
  3. Attend a Substitute Teacher Orientation session (scheduled after references and background checks are completed and meet hiring eligibility).
     

What's Next?

Once you have completed the steps outlined above and all eligibility requirements have been met, names of those to be recommended for hire are submitted to the DCS Board of Education for their approval.  If you are approved, we will request the completion of the paperwork needed to enter you into our payroll system.  All paperwork must be submitted and received by the Human Resource Department, including a NC Health Certificate, prior to being placed on the Dare County Schools Sub List.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 252.480.8888.