Governor Reynolds directed the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners to expand regulatory provisions regarding who is eligible to earn a Substitute Teacher Authorization license in a recent Proclamation. In the past, Substitute Teacher Authorization licensure required a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution and successful completion of the Substitute Authorization course offered by the Iowa AEA System.
Under the new regulations, individuals can qualify for Substitute Teacher Authorization licensure if they have earned an associate’s degree or have completed 60 hours of college coursework from a regionally accredited institution. They must also successfully complete the Substitute Authorization course offered by the Iowa AEA System.
Decorah Community School District encourages anyone who meets these new requirements and is interested in serving as a substitute teacher to visit the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners website to learn more about how to apply for a Substitute Authorization license.
Decorah Community School District is always looking for individuals interested in serving as substitutes for teachers and para-professionals. Those with an interest in learning more about the new Substitute Authorization licensure regulations, or about serving as a substitute teacher or para-professional can contact the District at (563) 382-4208.