Substitute Authorization

Substitute Authorization Classes 

Gov. Kim Reynolds has lifted the emergency proclamation regarding substitute teachers and current rules are now back in effect.

  1. The day limitation (10 days in a row in a 30-day period in one assignment) for holders of a substitute authorization is in effect.

  2. The degree requirement to obtain a substitute authorization has been changed from a bachelor’s degree to an associate’s degree or 60 semester hours through a college or university accredited through an institutional accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education.  The substitute authorization course is still required.

  3. The age requirement of 21 years of age for a substitute authorization is in effect.

  4. Paraeducators who hold a paraeducator certificate with the limited substitute authorization may serve as a substitute only in their own special education classroom. If the paraeducator holds a full substitute authorization, they may serve as a substitute teacher in any classroom except driver’s ed.

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Carrie Guerin

License Renewal Specialist

515-705-7148 Email Carrie Guerin