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Becoming a Substitute in Watauga County Schools


Individual must have obtained a high school diploma. A GED without an associate's degree does not meet the requirements. Potential substitutes MUST meet with a principal or assistant principal in Watauga County Schools to obtain a recommendation for employment.  You may apply online by clicking HERE.

Click here for to download and print the additional paperwork required for substitute teaching in Watauga County Schools.


For individuals who hold a valid North Carolina Professional Educator's Certificate, the rate of pay is $140 per day. The rate of pay for all other substitutes is $113 per day.