Plus-50 Lifelong Learning

Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults age 50 or older that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement or explore personal interests. The Plus-50 program has courses that range from such as yoga to dance to Spanish to scrapbooking.

In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County. If you take a course at a location other than a Wake Tech campus, you must register for the course at that specific location.

Partner sites and senior centers

Community/Senior Center
53 Hunter St., Apex, NC 27502
120 Maury Odell Place, Cary, NC 27513
323 Lake Drive, Wendell, NC 27591
205 E. Garner Road, Garner, NC 27529
235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587

Become an entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center (SBC) and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor in a free, confidential session any time questions arise.

Retired to rehired

Going back into the workforce can be daunting. You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace – or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. The unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Course details and registration information

Substitute Effective Teacher Training
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 1780 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
277990 Online 07/11/2023 08/10/2023 J. Smith $70.00 16/20
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Substitute teachers
Non-certified substitute teachers: Increase your daily pay in Wake County! Develop strategies for managing your classroom and delivering instruction, as well as becoming familiar with NC school laws and administrative expectations throughout K-12. 100% attendance required. For Wake County hiring qualifications and daily pay rates, go to
Course Objectives
  1. be able to explain the impact of substitute teaching on students' learning.
  2. demonstrate an understanding of classroom management techniques.
  3. utilize different instructional strategies to analyze and design appropriate lessons.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Understanding the Importance of Substitute Teaching
  2. Classroom Management Part 1
  3. Classroom Management Part 2
  4. Lesson Plans and Instructional Strategies
  5. Sharing Resources
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
All materials are provided in the class.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Substitute teachers
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Effective Teacher Training Substitute
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Wake County Public Schools employs approximately 1,000 "Highly Qualified" substitutes each day throughout its school system.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Community & Career Education Staff