• Cabarrus County Schools Needs Substitute Teachers!




    • You must be at least 21 years old 
    • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent 
    • Have a clear criminal record  
    • Be able to provide ONE of the following:  
      1. Transcripts showing at least 30 semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited 4-year college or university, or from a regionally accredited community college, technical institute or other college.  Credit hours must be in a DEGREE program.  A copy of the transcripts must be included in your online application
      2. If you do not have transcripts, you can provide your ACT or SAT score. You must have a score of 800 (old) or 1200 (new) on the SAT, a score of 18 or better on the ACT.  The score report must be included in your online application.
      3. If you do not have transcripts or ACT/SAT scores, you can provide a National Career Readiness Certificate indicate a Silver Level or higher preferred score.  This can be obtained at a local community college and must be included in your online application 


    • Hold a current or expired teaching license from any state OR
    • Complete Effective Teacher Training.  This course is availabe by invitation only once you have been selected for a position.  The cost of the course is $49.00 non refundable.






    1. Gather your documents:  Transcripts, ACT/SAT Scores or Career Readiness Certificate.  If you hold a teaching license, please have that available as well.

    2. Contact at least 3 people that you would like to use as references.  Verify their contact information (including their email address) to be able to enter on your application.  Make sure to list only professional  references including at least 1 supervisor and coworkers.  We cannot accept references from friends and family members.

    3. Click on the link below to begin the application process.  Please choose Job ID 6565 to apply.


    4. Complete ALL sections of the application.

    5. Scan and upload the required documents (reduced size pdf is preferred)

    6. Review your entries for accuracy.

    7. Click SUBMIT


    Applications are reviewed and sorted. Candidates selected to continue in the hiring process will be contacted to attend a required training session.





    Current/Valid North Carolina teaching license.


    Expired NC license, out-of-state license, four-year degree with Effective Teacher Training


    Unlicensed, less than four year degree, must have Effective Teacher Training


    Any substitute filling an EC teacher assistant position


    Any substitute filling a teacher assistant position

    Note:  To substitute for four consecutive weeks (20 days) or more in one classroom,

    a North Carolina Teacher Certification is required in that area.




    • Retirees must have a six month break in service before beginning as a substitute.
    • Complete the online application as an external employee.
    • Include a reference from your most recent CCS principal.
    • Contact Human Resources at 704-260-5741 or e-mail to Dawn Helm at tiffanie.helm@cabarrus.k12.nc.us to let Human Resources know your application is complete.
    • Human Resources reviews applications.
    • Once approved by Human Resources, former employees will be required to attend an abbreviated substitute orientation.




    Please click on the link below for further information about how to obtain a North Carolina Teaching License or renew your original North Carolina Teaching License.
    Please contact Human Resources at 704-260-5741 if you have any questions.


  •  Professional Development for Licensed Substitutes

    Cabarrus County Schools periodically offers workshops to assist our substitutes that need continuing education credits for licensure.  Opportunities will be listed here as they are scheduled.  Please review periodically if interested.


    For workshops offered to substitutes through Cabarrus County Schools, the Substitute Professional Development Verification Form  must be completed and signed by the facilitator of each workshop in order to receive credit.  


    Please hold on to all of your CEUs until you have completed the required amount of hours.  Please know, you should look for workshops that are related to your teaching license.  Once ALL CEUs are completed, you may contact Human Resources for assistance.  

    NC DPI CEU Renewal Requirements

Important Payroll Information

  • Pay Stubs and W2's

    In order to review your pay stubs and access your W2 forms at the end of the year, you will need to login to the employee portal.  See directions below.  For assistance with the employee portal, please contact the payroll department.  

    Employee Portal 



    Federal and State Taxes


    Under a new North Carolina General Assembly tax requirement (House Bill 998), most taxpayers may no longer claim a personal exemption for themselves, their spouse, children, or any other qualifying dependents. Additionally, many deductions and tax credits that impact North Carolina withholding tax are no longer available beginning on or after January 1, 2014. As a result of this Act, Cabarrus County Schools is required to have a new NC4 on file or deduct taxes at “Single” with Zero Allowances. Please review your current tax information online and consider your options. If you need to change your withholdings, Cabarrus County Schools accepts both federal and state tax changes via our employee information portal.



Last Modified on September 21, 2020