Paraeducator & Substitute Authorization Courses

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 General Program.

April 26 and May 17 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Saturdays)
May 5 and May 12 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Monday evenings)

Location: Great Prairie AEA office in Ottumwa

Deadline for minimum registration is April 4th, so register soon!

Substitute Authorization Course

The course is designed to enable participants to become competent in the skills necessary to successfully substitute in Iowa’s secondary classrooms. The substitute authorization must be renewed every three years. Renewal requirements for the substitute authorization consist of a minimum of two renewal credits and completion of an approved child and dependent adult abuse training program.

A substitute authorization allows an individual with a baccalaureate degree 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 Para educator is employed.

Target Audience: Individuals that hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or holds a paraeducator certificate from an approved paraeducator certification program.

April 17, 22, 24, & 29 and May 1
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Great Prairie AEA office in Burlington

Deadline for minimum registration is April 10th, so register soon!

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