EICC offers Substitute Teacher Authorization in Muscatine
Substitute teachers are in high demand in area school districts and what many people don’t know is a teaching degree is not required to fill these positions.
Anyone with a bachelor’s degree or higher, or a paraeducator, can be authorized to become a K-12 substitute teacher. However, individuals must complete the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners Approved Substitute Authorization Program.
For the first time, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) will be offering the program in Muscatine. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m., February 5 – 26, in Muscatine Community College’s McAvoy Center, 1403 Park Ave.
The course content includes Ethics, Classroom Management, Diversity and Instructional Strategies. Upon completion of the course and the submission of the requirements and fees of the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, an individual is eligible to be authorized to substitute in a K-12 institution for up to 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 education classroom in which the individual paraeducator is employed.
Classes are held at the college’s Urban Center, 306 W. River Drive, Davenport. The minimum age for participation is 21. Cost is $139. For more information or to register call 1-888-336-3907.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, email@example.com or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.