Effective Teacher Training

We are very excited to offer new training for potential substitute teachers in the Hickory City Schools system.  If you do not hold a valid NC Teaching License, Effective Teacher Training is mandatory in order to be an approved substitute beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. If you have completed Effective Teacher Training through another school system, we will accept a certificate of completion.

The VIRTUAL training is offered by the App-Garden University. This virtual training gives you the ability to train anytime and anywhere you have access to internet, providing great tips and ideas for being a successful substitute teacher.  

Once you complete this training course you will be given a certificate of completion which may be printed and kept for your records.  In addition, the district office will need a copy of this certificate of completion along with your application packet and forms.

The training is $29.00 for the complete course.  You will have access to complete the training and review the course as many times as you feel necessary for one year from the time of enrollment. You will go to the following link to purchase the Effective Teacher Training course.


The current user guide, which will give you step by step instructions along with screen shots to assist you with purchasing the course, is also available within the above link.

Once the purchase has been made, you will have access to start the training.

Thank you for your interest in substitute teaching for Hickory Public Schools!

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