Substitute Teacher Authorization


Teacher and students sitting in a classroomEastern Iowa Community Colleges’ (EICC) will be offering substitute teacher training classes January 20 – February 17. Classes will be held on Saturdays, 8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at the college’s Urban Center, 306 W. River Drive, Davenport.

Anyone with a bachelor’s degree or higher, or a paraeducator, can be authorized to become a K-12 substitute teacher. You do not have to have an education background in order to fill these positions.

To earn their authorization, individuals must complete the Board of Educational Examiners Approved Substitute Authorization Program such as this one offered through EICC.

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.

The minimum age for participation is 21. Cost is $139. For more information or to register call 563-441-4100.