Interested in becoming a substitute teacher for your local community?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Prairie Lakes AEA is offering a course that would allow an individual to be a substitute teacher. This class is for those who want to be a substitute teacher in Iowa schools and don’t have a teaching license. Anyone who meets the following criteria can receive a Substitute Authorization license:

Has earned a bachelor’s degree OR Iowa Paraeducator certification; and Is at least 21 years old; and passes the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and National Criminal History background checks; and completes a Substitute Authorization course.

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 16, Sept. 23, and Oct. 7 at the Prairie Lakes AEA office in Pocahontas. (Attendance at all classes is required.) Cost is $100 per person which includes materials. Registration deadline is Sept. 6. Those interested in taking the course should register through the Prairie Lakes AEA website at ‘’’’ For more information, contact Carrie Kee at 515-574-5500 ext. 2101.