Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Substitute Authorization

Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a new proclamation as of July 17, 2020, which allows for increased flexibility in the use of substitute teachers during the disaster emergency period as follows: 

  1. The day limitation (5 days in a row, 10 days in a month, in any one assignment) for holders of a substitute authorization is removed, and the long-term substitute day limit (90 days) is removed. 

  2. The degree requirement to obtain a substitute authorization is changed from a bachelor’s degree to an associate’s degree or 60 semester hours through a regionally-accredited institution. The substitute authorization course is still required. 

  3. The age requirement of 21 years of age for a substitute authorization is changed to age 20. 

  4. Paraeducators who hold the limited substitute authorization to serve as a substitute only in their own special education classroom may serve as a substitute in any classroom (except driver’s ed). 

    1. Paraeducators need to hold a substitute authorization to serve as a substitute teacher. 

    2. If the paraeducator holds a regular substitute authorization, they may serve as a substitute teacher in any classroom except driver’s ed (this is not a change). 

    3. If the paraeducator holds the limited substitute authorization to serve as a substitute teacher only in their own special education classroom, they may substitute in any classroom during this proclamation. 

  5. Holders of a career and technical authorization with at least one year of experience may serve as a substitute in any classroom (except driver’s ed). 

Substitute Authorization is offered virtually by each AEA. Click here to view the schedule and details. You're welcome to participate in any training; it does not need to be within your AEA. The authorization is good for five years.

Go to https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com/
• Your login information is the same email and password that you use when logging into the AEA Training site (Mandatory Reporter, Bloodborne Pathogens, self-paced classes, etc)
• Participants creating a new account will not be able to register or view courses until the next business day

Contact Carrie Guerin for assistance.


 

 
 

 

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