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Substitute Teacher Authorization

Substitute Teacher Authorization

Earn in 2-Days (one weekend class)

  • March 18-19  2023
  • April 22-23    2023

Class Schedule and Registration

More dates available  $260 Tuition

Things You Need to Know

  • After the Two Day Substitute Training You Will Complete Two Classroom Observations
  • Complete Mandatory Reporter/Child Abuse Training
  • You Will Apply for the Substitute Authorization Certificated Through the Board of Educational Examiners
  • Complete a Board of Educational Examiners Background Check
  • Upload Your Official Transcripts and Substitute Authorization Training to the State

Requirements Before Starting

  • Have a Completed Bachelors or Associates Degree, or Paraprofessional Educator’s License

About the Program

Iowa Western offers the Board of Educational Examiner’s approved Substitute Authorization course, which allows an individual to substitute in a K-12 institution for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. An individual who holds a paraeducator certificate without an Associate’s Degree and completes the substitute authorization program is authorized to substitute only in the special education classroom in which the individual paraeducator is employed. All students will complete two classroom observations after the two-day course is complete. Students are responsible for arranging the observations with the school of their choice. 

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