Are you a certified substitute teacher? Houston County needs you

Houston County schools needs more substitute teachers, and the district is accepting applications through Sept. 21.

To qualify, a candidate must have an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college; two years and at least 60 semester hours of college credit; or have passed a paraprofessional assessment from the Professional Standards Commission.

A current, out-of-state or expired teaching certificate; certificate of eligibility; or official substitute teaching certificate from a Georgia county is also required.

The district pays $11 an hour to substitute teachers with a bachelor’s degree or higher; and $10 an hour to those with less than four years of college. Substitutes are paid for a maximum of 7.5 hours daily, and they report to work 30 minutes before school and stay 30 minutes after school.

Candidates can apply online at Proof of qualifications must be submitted with the application. For more information, email or call 478-988-6200 ext. 10138. Visit to find out how to become a certified substitute teacher

Andrea Honaker: 478-744-4382, @TelegraphAndrea