Substitute Teaching in Iowa

Upcoming Substitute Authorization Classes

Upcoming Substitute Authorization Classes – Substitute Teaching in Iowa

Substitute teaching in Iowa is a fulfilling and flexible career opportunity! This course is designed to meet the requirements for substitute authorization, addressing the four components required by the Board of Educational Examiners including classroom management, diversity, ethics, and strategies for learning. Upon successful completion of the program the participant may apply to the Board of Educational Examiners for authorization to substitute teach. Iowa licensure also requires state and federal background check. Receiving a substitute authorization will allow an individual to substitute Pre-K-12 for no more than 10 consecutive days in a 30-day period in one job assignment.

Full attendance, completion of all assignments and five hours of online instruction is required for this class. Additional fees for licensure application and a background check will be required when application is made to the Board of Educational Examiners.


ALL SESSIONS WILL BE VIRTUAL via Zoom and online modules.


Persons with B.S. or B.A., A.A. or 60 semester hours from a regionally accredited institution outside of education who want to substitute Pre-K-12, and certified paraeducators who want to become authorized to substitute teach in the special education classroom to which they are assigned.


Chad Blanchard


May 31, June 1, 7, AND 8, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Section Number: 309824
Registration Deadline: May 17, 2022

July 25, 26, 27, AND 28, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Section Number: 311060
Registration Deadline: July 18, 2022

Aug. 8, 9, 10, AND 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Section Number: 311061

Registration Deadline: Aug. 1, 2022

Aug. 22, 23, 24 AND 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Section Number: 311062

Registration Deadline: Aug. 15, 2022

Sept. 12, 13, 14 AND 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Section Number: 311063

Registration Deadline: Sept. 5, 2022

REGISTER HERE TODAY: Course Number 167714

Substitute Authorization Courses:
Grant Wood AEA course options and Statewide Course options
The course may be completed through any approved Iowa provider including all Iowa AEAs.

Required Trainings for licensed educators: 
Mandatory Reporter training of Child and Dependent Adult abuse
Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention and Adverse Childhood Experiences
Training is available through AEA Learning Online
Additional employee training may be required by the district.

Additional Information:  
Grant Wood AEA Professional Development
Nicole Brown, Professional Learning Coordinator
Susan Krob, Registrar