Effective Teacher Training

This substitute teacher training course (Effective Teacher Training) is a course recommended for teaching and substituting in many NC school systems and is required for substituting in Buncombe County and Asheville City schools. Please check with the school system in which you want to work to determine their requirements. 

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 on-line and on-campus components. Classes will meet for three Saturdays on UNC Asheville's campus and will also include on-line discussion and coursework. Students who succesfully complete the course will receive the substitute teacher training certificate and 3 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).

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

Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED. 

2018 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: August 4 - August 25
  • Session II: October 6 - October 29


Download the 2018 Substitute Teacher Training registration form. Please print this form and mail your completed form with tuition (payable to UNC Asheville) to:

Nancy Williams
Attn: Substitute Teacher Training
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).