Notice of Intended Action

Preservice substitute authorization, 22.2(4)

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to preservice substitute authorization and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Educational Examiners Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 22, "Authorizations," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 272.2.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 272.2.

Purpose and Summary

The proposed amendments would create a new preservice substitute authorization to allow certain teacher preparation candidates to serve as substitute teachers.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 282—Chapter 6.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 12, 2019. Comments should be directed to:

Kimberly Cunningham

Board of Educational Examiners

Grimes State Office Building

400 East 14th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0147

Fax: 515.281.7669


Public Hearing

A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:

July 10, 2019

1 p.m.

Room 3 Southwest

Grimes State Office Building

Des Moines, Iowa

Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.

Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Adopt the following new subrule 22.2(4):

22.2(4) Preservice substitute authorization. A nonrenewable preservice substitute authorization may be issued to applicants who do not meet the requirements in subrule 22.2(1) but who are enrolled in a state-approved Iowa teacher preparation program.

a. Requirements. Eligible applicants for the preservice substitute authorization shall meet the following requirements:

(1)Recommendation from the designated recommending official at the Iowa institution where the applicant is enrolled as a teacher preparation candidate. The recommending official will verify the following for each applicant:

1.Full admission into a teacher preparation program, which must include passing scores on entry assessments.

2.Junior or senior standing.

3.Exemplary classroom readiness as identified by the teacher preparation program.

(2)Background check. Applicants must complete the background check requirements set forth in rule 282—13.1(272).

(3)Minimum age. Applicants must have attained a minimum age of 21 years.

b. Validity. The preservice substitute authorization is valid for a maximum of two years. Holders of this authorization may not use substituting experience to supplant required field experiences or student teaching. This authorization may not be renewed or extended.

Educational Examiners Board

This Organization is a part of the Education Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 7/12/2019.

Official Document

The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

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View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 6/19/2019.

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Rule 282-22.2(4)


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