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Education (K-12)

Explore career opportunities available in any Iowa school district. Partner with Iowa Western Community College to complete the required coursework to become a

Coach
Classroom Substitute Teacher
Classroom Paraeducator Generalist

Work in elementary, middle, or high school settings! These are highly desirable positions available in your area that require a combination of coursework, and a state of Iowa BOEE application, (which includes a background check) to be qualified for hire in your school district. Start earning your certification or authorization today!

Perfect career if you need a flexible work schedule or if you need to align your work with school holidays and calendars due to personal commitments. Both part-time and full-time positions are available. Let your next career milestone begin with us!

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Available Courses

   06/05/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

June 6th through July 10th 

Class will meet each Wednesday from 6pm-8pm via zoom. The rest of the class will be on Canvas. 

This is a six-week course that teaches individuals to work alongside a licensed teacher in the K-12 classroom setting. Online assignments and zoom sessions with the instructor are mandatory. Instruction is one time per week for two hours. Students will also complete a ten-hour practicum at a school of their choice. 

Start Date: 06/05/24
End Date: 07/10/24
Seats Available: 20
Cost: $375
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   06/08/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

June 8th and 9th from 8am-5pm In-Person

Complete course work needed for Substitute Authorization in one weekend. This training allows individuals to substitute teachers in K-12 classroom settings. Educational Prerequisite is student must be 21 years or older and have one of the following prior to the course; a Paraeducator Certificate, an associate degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited institution. Upon completion of this class, participants will need to work with the State of Iowa to complete their Substitute Authorization application. We will provide information regarding the remaining requirements needed to complete the application. Your State of Iowa application may take 4-6 weeks to process. 

Start Date: 06/08/24
End Date: 06/09/24
Seats Available: 13
Cost: $260
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   07/08/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

The first week of class you will meet M-F July 8th through Aug 5th from 6:00pm-7:15pm. The rest of the class is on Canvas.  

Iowa Western is approved by the Dept. of Education to offer, in compliance with the Senate File 2215 Section 3, the Coaching Authorization Series. The course leads to a coaching authorization for the state of Iowa and will allow you to be head or assistant coach in any sport. Renewal due after five years; renewal offered at IWCC online. Must register at least one week prior to state date of class. This online class consists of one week pre-homework. More details will come after register. 

Start Date: 07/08/24
End Date: 08/05/24
Seats Available: 20
Cost: $495
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   08/10/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Aug 10th and 11th from 8am-5pm 

Complete course work needed for Substitute Authorization in one weekend. This training allows individuals to substitute teachers in K-12 classroom settings. Educational Prerequisite is student must be 21 years or older and have one of the following prior to the course; a Paraeducator Certificate, an associate degree or 60 credits hours from an accredited institution. Upon completion of this class, participants will need to work with the State of Iowa to complete their Substitute Authorization application. We will provide information regarding the remaining requirements needed to complete the application. Your State of Iowa application may take 4-6 weeks to process. 

Start Date: 08/10/24
End Date: 08/11/24
Seats Available: 15
Cost: $260
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   08/21/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Aug 21st through Sept 25th 

Class will meet each Wednesday from 6pm-8pm via zoom. The rest of the class will be on Canvas. 

This is a six-week course that teaches individuals to work alongside a licensed teacher in the K-12 classroom setting. Online assignments and zoom sessions with the instructor are mandatory. Instruction is one time per week for two hours. Students will also complete a ten-hour practicum at a school of their choice. 

Start Date: 08/21/24
End Date: 09/25/24
Seats Available: 20
Cost: $375
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   09/14/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Sept 14th and 15th from 8am-5pm In-person

Complete course work needed for Substitute Authorization in one weekend. This training allows individuals to substitute teachers in K-12 classroom settings. Educational Prerequisite is student must be 21 years or older and have one of the following prior to the course; a Paraeducator Certificates, an associate degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited institution. Upon completion of this class, participants will need to work with the State of Iowa to complete their Substitute Authorization application. We will provide information regarding the remaining requirements needed to compete the application. Your State of Iowa application may take 4-6 weeks to process. 

Start Date: 09/14/24
End Date: 09/15/24
Seats Available: 15
Cost: $260
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   10/01/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

The first week of class you will meet M-F Oct 1st through Oct 25th from 6:00pm-7:15pm. The rest of the class is on Canvas.  

Iowa Western is approved by the Dept. of Education to offer, in compliance with the Senate File 2215 Section 3, the Coaching Authorization Series. The course leads to a coaching authorization for the state of Iowa and will allow you to be head or assistant coach in any sport. Renewal due after five years; renewal offered at IWCC online. Must register at least one week prior to state date of class. This online class consists of one week pre-homework. More details will come after register. 

Start Date: 10/01/24
End Date: 10/25/24
Seats Available: 20
Cost: $495
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   10/12/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Oct. 12th and 13th from 8am-5pm in-person

Complete course work needed for Substitute Authorization in one weekend. This training allows individuals to substitute teachers in K-12 classroom settings. Educational Prerequisite is student must be 21 years or older and have one of the following prior to the course; a Paraeducator Certificate, an associate degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited institution. Upon completion of this class, participants will need to work with the State of Iowa to complete their Substitute Authorization application. We will provide information regarding the remaining requirements needed to complete the application. Your State of Iowa application may take 4-6 weeks to process. 

Start Date: 10/12/24
End Date: 10/13/24
Seats Available: 15
Cost: $260
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   10/23/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Oct 23rd through Dec 20th 

Class will meet each Wednesday from 6pm-8pm via zoom. The rest of the class will be on Canvas. 

This is a six-week course that teaches individuals to work alongside a licensed teacher in the K-12 classroom setting. Online assignments and zoom sessions with the instructor are mandatory. Instruction is one time per week for two hours. Students will also complete a ten-hour practicum at a school of their choice. 

Start Date: 10/23/24
End Date: 12/20/24
Seats Available: 20
Cost: $375
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   11/09/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Nov. 9th and 10th from 8am-5pm in-person

Complete course work needed for Substitute Authorization in one weekend. This training allows individuals to substitute teachers in K-12 classroom settings. Educational Prerequisite is student must be 21 years or older and have one of the following prior to the course; a Paraeducator Certificate, an associate degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited institution. Upon completion of this class, participants will need to work with the State of Iowa to complete their Substitute Authorization application. We will provide information regarding the remaining requirements needed to complete the application. Your State of Iowa application may take 4-6 weeks to process. 

Start Date: 11/09/24
End Date: 11/10/24
Seats Available: 15
Cost: $260
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   06/03/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

June 3 to June 14th, 2024 from 8am-11am Monday-Friday. Parent meeting May 30, 6-9pm. The course is 30 hrs of classroom, 6 hrs of behind the wheel driving instruction. Drive sessions are organized by the instructor and can be expected to continue 30 days after classroom sessions. The class is for 14-17 years of age. IA Learners Permit Number is required BEFORE registration can occur. 

Start Date: 06/03/24
End Date: 06/14/24
Seats Available: 0
Cost: $450
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   07/01/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

July 1 to July 16th, 2024 from 8am-11am Monday-Friday. No classes will be held on July 4th or 5th. The course is 30 hrs of classroom, 6 hrs of behind the wheel driving instruction. Drive sessions are organized by the instructor and can be expected to continue 30 days after classroom sessions. The class is for 14-17 years of age. IA Learners Permit Number is required BEFORE registration can occur. 

Start Date: 07/01/24
End Date: 07/16/24
Seats Available: 0
Cost: $450
Location: Council Bluffs Campus


Cancellations: Iowa Western reserves the right to cancel any class where a minimum enrollment is not achieved or issues arise in staffing or scheduling.  A full refund will be issued for all canceled classes.

Refund/Transfers/Withdrawals: You may cancel your registration 5 business days prior to the start of the class date and receive a 100% refund excluding the $50 non-refundable processing fee. IWCC must be contacted via phone or voicemail or email @ ce@iwcc.edu.  Transfers may be made up to 2 business days prior to the start date of the class,  unless otherwise noted in the class information.  After that time, transfers will not be permitted and no refund will be issued. Transfers may be subject to $25.00 transfer fee.  Non-attendance for a class does not constitute a withdrawal and refunds are not issued for non-attendance.