|Substitute and Substitute Authorization Information
To renew your substitute license, you must have substituted for at least 30 days during the term of your current license or completed a one semester hour staff development or college course.
Substitute Teaching Application Form (Certified Teachers)
Substitute Teaching Renewal Form (Certified Teachers)
Persons who have an undergraduate degree but who do not have teaching credentials, and special education paraeducators with Iowa certification, can take part in training at the AEA which, if completed successfully, will lead to the Iowa Substitute Authorization. A substitute authorization allows an individual to substitute in a middle school, junior high school, or high school for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. An individual who holds a paraeducator certificate and completes the substitute authorization program is authorized to substitute only in the special education classroom in which the individual paraeducator is employed. This special education classroom may now be on the elementary school level as well as the middle school, junior high, or high school level.The authorization is good for three years and may be renewed by taking two semester hours of AEA relicensure or college credit .
More detailed information on Substitute Authorization requirements can be found at
Substitute Authorization Application
Substitute Authorization Renewal Form
Check for available Substitute Authorization Trainings or GPAEA courses for authorization or substitute teacher renewal:
Students, parents, employees and others doing business with or performing services for the Great Prairie Area Education Agency are hereby notified that this agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment in, its hiring and employment practices. Any person having inquiries concerning the agency’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), § 504 or IOWA CODE § 280.3 is directed to contact: Educational Equity/Section 504/Special Education Programming, Matt Mitchell, Regional Special Education Director, Great Prairie Area Education Agency, 3601 West Avenue Road, Burlington, IA 52601, 319-753-6561 x1103 or 800-382-8970 x1103; Educational Equity/MCGF/Title IX Gender Equity/Title VI Race and National Origin Equity/Title III ELL, Dona Goettsche, Director of Instructional Services, Great Prairie Area Education Agency, 2814 North Court Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501, 641-682-8591 x5221 or 800-622-0027 x5221; or Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Hiring and Employment Practices, Greg Manske, Human Resources Director, Great Prairie Area Education Agency, 3601 West Avenue Road, Burlington, IA 52601, 319-753-6561 x1217 or 800-382-8970 x 1217, who have been designated by the agency to coordinate the agency’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the ADA, § 504 and IOWA CODE 280.3 (2007).
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