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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 January, March, May, July, September and November. 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 education requirement for a Substitute Teacher position with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is a Bachelor’s Degree. You will also be required to pass a background check and submit three supervisor level references.
Once your application has been processed we will contact you by telephone and email to schedule you for an Orientation session. During Orientation, you will be required to complete the forms needed for the automated Smart Find Substitute System, and participate in fingerprinting and drug testing compliance.
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 have at least a Bachelor’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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