Substitute Teacher Information

If you have a passion for helping children grow academically, then we would like to help you take your place at the head of the class. Wayne County Public Schools is looking for motivated individuals, with a minimum of 48 transferable college hours or a two year associate degree, and can maintain classroom instruction while the teacher is away. New WCPS Substitute Teachers are required to attend Effective Teacher Training, unless you hold an active North Carolina teaching license (please see note at the bottom). 
If interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please follow the steps below.

Step 1.

Please complete an application online at 

Step 2.

You must complete the pre-employment packet which consists of a copy of your degree or transcript, vertification form, health form, TB test, drug test, Authority for Release of Information to complete a background check, direct deposit, state and federal tax forms, I-9 Form, etc. These additional documents are attached to the application that you can print, complete and bring to the Human Resources office. If you do not have access to a printer, you are welcomed to pick up the pre-employment from the Human Resoruces Department. You must submit the entire pre-employment packet, we will not accept partial packets, to the Human Resources Department located at 2001 East Royall Avenue, Goldsboro, NC 27533.

Step 3.

Please go to Wayne Community College Continuing Education (Walnut Building, East Entrance) to register and pay for the course. The course is $70.00.  Please register no later than 24 hours prior to  course.

Step 4. 

Once you have completed Effective Teacher Training please submit certificate to the Human Resources Department at the WCPS Central Office.    

What is Effective Teacher Training?
There is a 24-hour course, co sponsored by Wayne County Public Schools and Wayne Community College, which is required for all substitute teacher applicants. The course will provide practical training in five critical skill areas that include planning, instruction, behavior management, human relations, and professional growth. Applicants will also be introduced to WCPS policies and procedures.  
Note: If you have a current teaching license or three or more years at a  public or private school as a teacher assistant, you will NOT have to take Effective Teacher Training, but you will need to complete SmartFind Training to secure a substitute teacher position.  
For any additional questions about becoming a NEW WCPS Substitute Teacher, please contact Bianca Pineda in the Human Resources Department at (919) 705-6169. 

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