Ever thought about becoming a substitute teacher? Substitute teaching is a fulfilling, flexible career opportunity, and our schools and students need you! Schools are experiencing a shortage of substitutes and teachers need the support now more than ever. Iowa's Area Education Agencies provide the coursework that meets the requirements for substitute authorization. All courses are held via Zoom. Prairie Lakes AEA is offering the Substitute Authorization course from 5-8:30 p.m. on May 16, 19, and 26. Here are the details, including how to register. Full attendance, completion of all assignments and five hours of online instruction is required for this class. Additional fees for licensure application and a background check will be required when application is made to the Board of Educational Examiners. Visit our Substitute Authorization page for more information. The complete list of Substitute Authorization courses offered by Iowa's Area Education Agencies is available here.