Substitute Teacher Training

About the Program

Iowa Western offers the State of Iowa (BOEE)approved, Substitute Authorization course. This training allows an individual to substitute for any class in K-12 institutions throughout the state of Iowa. This is a 2-day training offered one weekend per month, nearly every month.

For more specifications as outlined in this State of Iowa BOEE approved program visit:

Requirements Before Starting

Students must possess one of the following:

  • A Current Paraeducator Certificate
  • 60 completed units of college classes
  • A Post-Secondary Degree of AA, AS, Bachelors, or higher

Mandatory Requirements during the application process include:

  • Mandatory Background Check
  • Mandatory Reporter/Child Abuse Training
  • Fingerprinting
  • 2 Hours of Classroom Practicum


$260 | Tuition

*Classes are currently being updated, if you don’t see a specific course call the Continuing Ed office at 712-325-3256 or view the list here