Substitute Teaching

Minimum Requirements 
High School diploma, two to four-year degree preferred
Effective Teacher Training certificate
Effective Teacher Training is required for non-certified applicants before an application is presented for approval. A copy of the certificate must be attached to the application.
Check the Tri-County Community College website and look under Education to find the next ETT course or complete the online Substitute Teacher Certification through WRESA.
An application must be completely filled out, which includes:

  • A physical
  • Withholding information including a canceled check/or voided deposit slip
  • Local address and driver’s license number
  • Two recommendations, preferably affiliated with the Cherokee County school system
  • Three references from previous employers (attach to application)
  • An I-9 must be completed including photocopies of the social security card and driver’s license or certificate of birth
  • A criminal record check permission form must be completed.

A brief interview is conducted and references are checked before the application is presented to the Board of Education for approval.  The Board of Education approves substitutes four (4) times during the year: August, October, January and April. The Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, and the application/interview process must be completed by one week prior to the board meeting date.


Non-certified personnel – $81 per day
Certified personnel – $103 per day