Substitute Authorization Course Available

A primary school teacherDo you know someone who would make a great substitute teacher? Please share this information with them. Course available at Great Prairie AEA in Ottumwa and Burlington. (Click on Location to Register)

Ottumwa – Conf. Rm A, 5:00-9:00 PM

  • April 2, 16, 23, 24, & 30, 2013

Burlington – Rm TBD, 4:30-8:30 PM

  • April 2, 4, 9, 11 & 16, 2013

This course is a major component required to complete in order to receive a substitute authorization certificate that allows an individual to substitute in middle school, junior high school, or high school for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. An individual who holds a Para educator 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.

The course is designed to enable participants to become competent in the skills necessary to successfully substitute in Iowa’s secondary classrooms. These skills include classroom management, strategies for learning, diversity & ethics. 14.143(3) The substitute authorization must be renewed every three years. Renewal requirements for the substitute authorization consist of a minimum of two renewal units equivalent to 30 clock hours and completion of an approved child and dependent adult abuse training program approved by the state abuse education review panel. Please refer to attached requirements for Substitute Authorization from Iowa Code: 282_14.143(1)-(3) for the complete explanation of the requirements for substitute authorization.

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