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Become a Substitute Teacher in Iowa

July 18, 2012

 If you are interested in the field of education, being a substitute teacher is a great opportunity to explore this career option, enjoy a flexible schedule, and play an integral role in your communities’ education system.

To be a substitute teacher in Iowa, you will need to:

  • Complete a substitute authorization program at an Area Education Agency (AEA)
  • Be at least 21 years old
  •  Have earned a bachelor’s degree (not in teaching) or hold a paraprofessional certificate
  • Complete an Iowa and national criminal history background check
  • Submit your application to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

To enroll in the next Substitute Authorization class at the Mississippi Bend AEA, click this link: Registration closes August 8!

If you need more information, please contact the staff development department at 563-344-6481.

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