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Burke County Public Schools' Employment Process​​


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Click here to see the Classified Position Openings


When applying for positions within Burke County Public Schools, applicants should forward their resume and cover letter to the appropriate contact person listed on the position posting. Please make sure to note the position number and position in your cover letter.

ALL applicants MUST complete an online application. This can be completed online by selecting Near the end of the application, please select "Burke County" instead of "Statewide" to assure the visibility of your application.

After you have been offered the position, you will need to forward the remaining documents listed below to the Human Resources Department - Attention Pre-Employment Specialists, PO Box 989, Morganton NC, 28680.  Do not submit documents if you have not been offered a position.

Applicants for Substitute Teaching need to complete all items listed below in the Substitute Teaching column, including three reference forms.









Classified Reference Form - updated 11/14​​ ​

Criminal Background-Check Release Form

  Criminal Background-Check Release Form

  Criminal Background-Check Release Form

 Criminal Background-Check Release Form


 Teaching License

Teaching License


Associate's Degree or 48 transferable credit hours AND completion of the sub training class given by Burke County Schools. 

Official Final Degree-Dated Transcript

Official Final Degree-Dated Transcript 

Official Proof of High School Education (required for all positions except for High School Work Study students or High School students working in the  day care) 

Proof of education criteria must be submitted in the form of an official transcript.

PRAXIS Scores 

 PRAXIS Scores
(all 4 pages required)

 Teacher Assistant applicants (as part of the No Child Left Behind legislation) are required to possess an Associate's Degree or 48 transferable hours of semester credit. Please include with your application a college transcript showing your degree, or, at minimum, 48 transferable hours of semester credit.

** The Work Keys test no longer meets the minimum requirements for Teacher Assistants.**

Once all of the above items have been submitted, you will be scheduled for a drug test and the sub training class.  (This takes the place of the previous ETT course.)

For ALL Applicants: Health Examination Certificate   


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