March 23, 2021

Decorah Community School District is always looking for individuals interested in serving as substitutes for teachers and para-professionals. For those who enjoy working with children and desire a flexible work schedule, serving as a substitute is a great option. Those who may only be able to sub two or three days a week are still encouraged to consider applying.

Under current Iowa Board of Educational Examiners 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 the 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. 

Required Substitute Authorization training is offered online by the Iowa AEA System.  More information and dates for upcoming training can be found at the Keystone AEA Substitute Authorization website. There are five training opportunities coming up in the month of April.

No Iowa Board of Educational Examiners authorization or specific course work is required to serve as a substitute para-professional. Applicants should have a high school diploma and must pass a background check before working in this capacity. 

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.