Effective Teacher Training

This series of classes is highly recommended for those individuals interested in substitute teaching in the area school systems. It is currently required prior to becoming employed in the Asheville City and Buncombe County school systems. Please check with the school system in which you want to work to determine their requirements. The class is approved for three (3) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

During these classes you will explore the legal and ethical considerations involving substitute teaching, policy and procedures (from Harry Wong's First Day of School), age appropriate instruction strategies, behavioral management techniques, and much more.

Each session includes four classes on consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. on UNC Asheville's campus. Students must attend all four classes in a session to receive the substitute teacher training certificate and CEUs.

The cost for each session is $95.00. The required textbook is Substitute Teacher Handbook, K-12, Eighth Edition, available in the UNC Asheville bookstore.

2016 Sessions

All classes meet on the UNC Asheville campus.  Classroom locations, parking information, and a campus map will be sent with your receipt and confirmation packet.

  • Session I: February 27, March 5, March 12, March 19
  • Session II: May 14, 21, 28, June 4
  • Session III: August 20, August 27, September 3, September 10
  • Session IV: October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12


Download the 2016 Substitute Teacher Training registration form. Please print this form and mail your completed form with tuition (payable to UNC Asheville) to:

Nancy Williams
Attn: ETT
UNC Asheville
1 University Heights, CPO 1860
Asheville, NC 28804

You may also register by phone by calling 828.251.6099.

Note: You are not officially registered until your payment is received in our office. Once payment is processed, a confirmation letter is sent to students with a receipt, room location, directions to campus, a campus map and information about parking. 

If you are registered and wish to drop this class, you must notify us at 828.251.6099 or email nwilliam@unca.edu in order to receive a refund (less a $25 processing fee).