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Substitute Teacher Applicants
We appreciate your interest in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Substitute Teacher position. CMS relies heavily on substitute teachers to continue high quality instruction during periods when staff members are absent or on an approved leave. Substitute teachers serve on an as needed basis and are not eligible to earn leave, participate in the retirement system, or receive/purchase health benefits. Substitute teachers for CMS do not qualify for unemployment benefits because they have a temporary status with CMS. Substitutes are not allowed to work in another capacity within CMS in addition to the substitute position.
The Substitute Teacher position is posted the 15th of the month in January, March, May, July, September and November will close once there has been a sufficient number of applicants. This will allow the HR Department to begin the hiring process in a timely manner. When the position is posted, it can be located online with our Non-Instructional positions under the title of "Non-Certified" or "Certified Substitute Teacher."
Please submit your application online, only completed applications with attached college transcripts or teaching license uploaded to the attachment tab of your on line application will be considered for review.
The minimum requirements for a Non-Certified Substitute Teacher within Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are… Applicant must be 21 years of age or older AND hold an Associate's Degree or 48 semester hours of college credit courses with a C or higher. Desired: 3 or more years of full-time experience working with children in a supervisory role
Only applications that meet the requirements will be contacted. You will also be required to pass a background check, drug test and provide three references with one being a supervisory reference.
There are two pay levels for Substitute Teachers; your pay status is determined by the following classification:
Certified Substitute – must have a North Carolina teaching license or a license from another state (current or expired). This position will pay $103 per day.
Non- Certified Substitute – must be at least 21 years of age, have at least 48 semester hours from an accredited college or an Associate's Degree and does not hold a teaching license form NC or any state. This position will pay $80 per day.
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