Substitute Teaching Information

  • Applications will be accepted for the 2024-2025 school year beginning July 24, 2024.  

    Requirements to become a Substitute Teacher with Paulding County School District

    1. Employment Application
      • Apply for the Substitute Teacher position by completing an employment application on our website. You will need to provide three professional references. 
      • Please answer the Background Information section thoroughly.  If you answer Yes to one of the questions, please explain in detail.  
    2. High School Diploma, GED, or College Transcripts
      • Please upload a copy of your transcript or diploma with your employment application.
    3. RESA Substitute Teacher Training
      • To register for the RESA Substitute Teacher Training, please visit the Northwest RESA website for available dates/times. There is a $50 cost for the RESA training.
      • Payment and scheduling are handled directly through RESA.
      • If you have a teaching certificate or Paraprofessional license issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, you will not need to take the RESA course.

    To submit your application, you must have attached your High School Diploma, GED, or College Transcripts and your RESA Substitute Teacher Training Certificate or GaPSC Teaching Certificate/Paraprofessional License. 

    Please verify that your listed references have completed the Reference Survey sent to them by logging back into your application to confirm.

    Applications are eligible for review once you have submitted your completed application and all three reference surveys are returned.

    Once an application has been reviewed, the applicant will receive an application status update via email through Applicant Tracking. Applicants may log in and check the status of their application at any time.

    Due to the high volume of applications, individual application status updates will not be given by phone or email.

    Please note that upon review, not every applicant will be selected. If selected, the applicant will be notified to complete the steps below:

    • Complete New Hire Paperwork Online
      • An email will be sent to you with instructions for completing onboarding paperwork once the requirements above are met.
    • Criminal Background Check 
      • Fingerprinting will be conducted at the Board of Education's Central Office. The District covers the fingerprinting cost.
      • Instructions for fingerprinting will be included in your new hire onboarding paperwork email.
      • Please do not show up without registering for a fingerprinting appointment.

    Once the onboarding paperwork and fingerprint session have been completed, it will take approximately 7-10 business days to complete new hire processing. A notification will be emailed once ready to begin employment.

    *Substitute Daily Rate of Pay:  $150 

    Supply Teaching

    Requirements To Become a Supply Teacher with Paulding County School District

    1. Complete the requirements for becoming a Substitute Teacher
    2. Hold a valid Georgia teaching certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (
      *Substitute training is not required for Supply Teachers 

      **Supply Daily Rate of Pay:  $200

    Additional Information

    Account credential information for substitute teachers

    Payroll Cutoff Schedule

    • Click here for a document providing an explanation of payroll deposit dates and the corresponding payroll cutoff dates the school district follows. 
      • For example: if John Doe worked as a substitute on August 10th, he would be paid on the September 30th payroll because he worked past the cutoff for the August payroll. 

    For questions, please email