Northwest Iowa — With the increased need for substitute teachers in schools across Northwest Iowa, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) will host more Substitute Authorization classes in March, beginning on the 15th.
This course is designed to meet the requirements for the Substitute Authorization Program. Receiving a Substitute Authorization will allow an individual who holds an associate’s degree or has completed 60 semester hours through a regionally-accredited institution to substitute teach in grades PK-12. An individual who holds a paraeducator certificate without an associate’s degree and completes the Substitute Authorization course will be authorized to substitute in any classroom except driver’s education.
During the Governor’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency signed July 17, 2020, a Substitute Authorization may be issued to an individual who:
1. has successfully completed all the requirements of the approved Substitute Authorization course;
2. has achieved at least one of the following: (1) holds an associate’s degree or has completed 60 semester hours through a regionally-accredited institution, OR (2) has completed an approved Paraeducator Certification Program and holds a Paraeducator Certificate from the Iowa Board of EducationalExaminers; and
3. has attained a minimum age of 20 years.
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