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Substitute Teachers

Substitute teachers fulfill the duties of a teacher in his or her absence and can work up to 29.5 hours each week. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and substitute teacher trainings are held regularly throughout the year.

An application does not guarantee employment with the Rowan-Salisbury School System.


Become a Substitute Teacher

  • Fill out our online application to be a substitute teacher here.
  • All substitutes must have at least a high school diploma or GED.
  • Receive approval from Human Resources. Upon approval, applicants will be notified by phone and/or email of further requirements (ex. high school diploma documentation, transcripts, health and drug screening using the Occudx Medical Applicant Processing Forms (MAPS), TB test and background authorization).
  • Complete an approved substitute training course and/or orientation. (This course is provided by RSS at no cost to applicant.) Applications for substitute teachers are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year.



2019-20 Returning Substitute Teachers


The following information is for returning substitute teachers that the Rowan Salisbury School System has the intent of recertifying for the 2019-2020 school year. Please carefully read the following information to prepare for the Substitute Teacher Recertification Quiz.



Certified Substitute Teachers

If you are a certified substitute in the process of renewing your teaching license, please click here for more information.




Forms for Substitute Teachers



General Information


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The State of North Carolina passed HB 986 enabling qualifying school districts to become a renewal district. Currently only Rowan-Salisbury Schools district qualifies. On June 28th the RSS Board of Education elected to participate in this program. Click for details.