You can be a solution to the substitute teacher shortage here and across the state. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) is offering its Substitute Teacher Authorization course in March and in June. Sign up now and you can be leading a classroom in Iowa this fall.  

Substitute teaching is a great part-time job for parents, retirees, and anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of students and be in control of how often they work.   

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2022 median annual wage for those who teach students on a short-term basis was $35,250, and their services are in demand. The need for substitute teachers is growing. The bureau projects 17,400 new positions will need to be filled in the U.S. between now and 2032.  

EICC’s $100 course covers ethics, classroom management, diversity, and instructional strategies. It can be completed in two successive Saturday sessions:  

To qualify for Substitute Teacher Authorization in Iowa, a person must be at least 20 years old, and hold an associate degree, or paraeducator certificate, or earned 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution.  

After completing the course and meeting all Iowa Educational Examiners requirements, you can be authorized to substitute in K-12 classrooms. 

For more information or to register call 563-441-4100.