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Substitute Teacher Information

Substitute Teaching in Alexander County Schools

Substitute Modules for School year 2023-2024 will close May 14, 2024. 
Substitute Modules for School year 2024-2025 will open on July 15, 2024

Thank you for your interest in Substitute Teaching within Alexander County Schools.  Substitute Teachers are divided into two categories - Licensed ($137.50 per day) and Non-Licensed ($112.50 per day).  A Licensed Substitute Teacher must hold a North Carolina Teaching License (expired is acceptable).  A Non-Licensed Substitute Teacher must be at least 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma (GED is accepted).  The App Garden Module Training is good for the Current School Year.  Taking the modules is a requirement every year to stay active in our Substitute Database.

What are the Requirements:

  • Hold a high school diploma and be 2 years removed from high school graduation for K-8 and 4 years removed for 9 -12 positions.
  • Pass your App Garden Training Modules
  • Have a clear Drug and Background Check
  • Be approved for employment by the Board of Education.

You will find instructions on how to become a Substitute Teacher in Alexander County listed below:            

New Substitute Without License

New Substitute With License

Returning Substitute

All Forms can be found under the "ACS Substitute Teacher Forms"

* First year substitutes, will choose either: Licensed or Non-Licensed App Garden Substitute Modules.

*  After the first year, you will choose the Returning Substitute Modules.