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Substitute Teacher Information

Attention New Substitutes for 2022!
All newly hired WCPS substitutes completing Wayne Community College Effective Teacher Training after January 1, 2022, will receive reimbursement for the training fee of $70.00.
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 that can maintain classroom instruction while the teacher is away. We are now accepting substitutes with a high school diploma. 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.

Step 2. 

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 3. 

Once you have completed Effective Teacher Training and the entire pre-employment packet, please submit to the Human Resources Department at the WCPS Central Services.  The pre-employment packet includes the following...

  1. Copy of your degree or transcript 

  2. Vertification form

  3. Health form

  4. TB test

  5. Drug test

  6. Authority for Release of Information

  7. Direct deposit

  8. State and federal tax forms

  9. Retirement form 

  10. I-9 Form

  11. Copy of your driver’s license and SS card 

  12. Effective Teacher Training Certificate (if you are not a certified teacher)

Step 4.
Once all documents have been received and processed, you will be contacted for new employee onboarding with the Human Resources Department at the WCPS Central Services at 2001 East Royall Avenue Goldsboro, NC 27534.  
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 Yeny Piedra in the Human Resources Department at (919)705-6179.
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