Become an Iowa substitute teacher or athletic coach with EICC’s authorization classes
If you’ve ever considered becoming a substitute teacher or a high school athletic coach, now is a great time to earn the needed credentials with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Iowa Substitute Teaching and Iowa Coaching Authorization courses.
Our affordable, convenient classes make it easy to fit into your schedule. There are options for both coaching and substitute teaching. The substitute teaching courses are currently being offered online.
Iowa Substitute Teaching Authorization
- December 26 – 31, Sat, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu
8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Live Online
- January 2 – February 13, Saturdays
8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Live Online
- January 19, Tuesdays
6 – 9 p.m., Live Online
Iowa Coaching Authorization/Hybrid
- January 25 – February 4, Mon, Wed, Thu
6 – 9 p.m., SCC Urban Campus
(This class includes a 45-hour online course and 15 hours of face-to-face classroom time)
Local school districts are struggling with a shortage of substitute teachers. What many people don’t realize is you do not have to have a background in education to fill these positions. With new rules recently announced by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, anyone with an Associate's Degree or 60 hours of credit at a regionally accredited institution, or a paraeducator, can be authorized to become a K-12 substitute teacher.
These are great positions for people with flexible schedules who enjoy being with students and would like to generate a little extra income. To earn their authorization, individuals must complete the Board of Educational Examiners Approved Substitute Authorization Program available through Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. We have had everyone from retirees to recent college graduates complete our program.
The course content includes ethics, classroom management, diversity and instructional strategies. Upon completion of the course and after 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. Paraeducators who hold the limited substitute authorization to serve as a substitute only in their own special education classroom may now serve as a substitute in any classroom. The minimum age for participation is 20. Cost is $99.
In addition to the substitute teaching classes, EICC also has an Iowa Coaching Authorization course scheduled in January. All coaches, even volunteers, need to have either a coaching endorsement or a coaching authorization before they can begin working as a coach and this program certifies individuals to coach in the state of Iowa.
The Coaching Authorization option is intended for those who are not licensed teachers, or for licensed teachers who do not need or want to earn a Coaching Endorsement. The course content includes structure and function of the human body; prevention and care of athletic injuries; human growth and development and theory/methods and ethics of coaching. Cost is $390.
For more information, call toll-free at 1-888-336-3907 or visit eicc.edu/substitute
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.