Substitute Authorization Course
Great Prairie AEA is offering the Substitute Authorization Course at the AEA office in Burlington this spring. The classes will be held in the evening.
A substitute authorization allows an individual to substitute in a middle school, junior high school, or high school (grades 6 -12) for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. An individual who holds a Paraeducator certificate and completes the substitute authorization program is authorized to substitute only in the special education classroom in which the individual Paraeducator is employed.
Target Audience: Individuals that hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or hold a paraeducator certificate from an approved paraeducator certification program.
April 17th, 22nd, 24th & 29th and May 1st
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GPAEA office in Burlington
Paraeducator Level II Courses
This spring Great Prairie AEA is offering two different Area of Concentration courses for Paraeducators. The Level II Generalist with Area of Concentration classes are 3 credits each and will count towards the renewal of a Paraeducator Certificate. Both classes are blended format, class time and an online component.
Para Educator Certification Level II Generalist with Area of Concentration: Early Childhood Settings
This course will help participants gain knowledge, skills and strategies to assist, support and maintain the positive social, emotional and behavioral development of Pre K-3rd grade children.
Target Audience: Paraeducators for Preschools, Kindergarten and 1st-3rd grade, Special Education Early Childhood/Preschools. Must have successfully completed the Paraeducator Generalist Program.
March 15th & 22nd, and April 5th, 12th & 19th (Saturdays)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
GPAEA office in Ottumwa
April 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GPAE office in Burlington
Paraeducator Certification Level II Generalist with Area of Concentration: Library, Media & Technology
Participants will develop skills and strategies in library, media and technology to support school library goals including literacy development, information skills and technology integration. Participants will demonstrate understanding of the role of the paraprofessional in supporting the goals of the school library program and the school curriculum.
Target Audience: K-12 Paraprofessionals. All participants in the Level II Generalist with Area of Concentration: Library, Media and Technology must have successfully completed the Paraeducator Generalist Program.
April 26th, May 5th, 12th & 17th
8:00 am – 5:00 pm April 26th & May 17th (Saturdays)
5:000 pm - 8:00 pm May 5th & 12th
GPAEA office in Ottumwa