Benefits of becoming a substitute teacher include:

  • Earn $15.75 an hour. 
  • Choose which days you work with flexible scheduling.


  • An Iowa teaching license, or a substitute teacher license, or paraeducator certification.
  • To acquire a substitute authorization license, you will need:
    • An associate’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree, or a minimum of 60 college credits completed through a regionally accredited college or university
    • Complete the substitute authorization course
    • And be at least 20 years of age. 

How to Apply:

  • If you are eligible to substitute teach, please apply SubCentral

More information can also be found at the GWAEA Substitute Teaching website.