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Substitute Authorization

February 15, 2022 –  UPDATE – Use of Substitute Teachers (BOEE)

  1. AA degree or BA or 60 hours of coursework at a post secondary level.  (Beyond Sub Auth class)
  2. Minimum of 21 years of age
  3. Day limitation (10 days in a row in a 30-day period in one assignment)
  4. The Board of Educational Examiners has established an emergency rule to allow paraeducators employed in an Iowa public school district or non-public school who hold a paraeducator certificate with a substitute authorization as an area of concentration to be allowed to substitute outside their assigned special education classroom IF permission is granted. This permission is not intended for long-term subbing.

(In order to substitute teach, you are still required to go through the Sub Authorization course.)

Paraeducator Certification