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The COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation issued by Governor Reynolds will end on February 15, 2022.

Starting February 16, paraeducators who hold a paraeducator certificate with a substitute authorization as an area of concentration will be limited to serving as a substitute in their assigned paraeducator classroom.



Additional Substitute Information

  1. License types approved for full substitute teaching (up to 90 days in one assignment): 
  • Initial, standard, master educator, permanent professional, or exchange licenses
  • Professional administrator license
  • Professional service license
  • Full career and technical authorization
  • Full native language teaching authorization
  • Substitute license
  1. Substitute authorizations have a day limitation for serving in one assignment (10 days in a row in a 30-day period); however, a district may request a waiver of the day limitation. See page 3 of this document: Helpful Hints for Schools Administrators/HR Directors
  2. The degree requirement to obtain a substitute authorization is an associate’s degree or 60 semester hours through a college or university accredited through an institutional accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education.  The substitute authorization course is still required, unless an applicant is enrolled in a teacher preparation program and can provide transcripts showing how the course requirements have been met.
  3. Substitute authorization holders must be at least 21 years of age.
  4. A student teacher who holds a substitute authorization may serve as a substitute for their cooperating teacher only, on a very limited basis (no long-term subbing), and can be paid as a substitute teacher for that day.