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Initial Teaching License

Lic/Auth Type: 
Requirements - First Issuance: 

Completion of a full state of Iowa approvedĀ teacher preparation program for college semester hour credit including meeting at least one of our endorsement requirements.

Term: 
2 years
Authority: 

Full teaching instruction within grade levels and endorsements listed on the license. Also holds substitute authority including long-term subbing.

Renewals: 

Two renewals are available if needed. The second (and final) renewal requires proof of employment in a contracted position that will lead to the standard license. No credits required. Mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse is required.

Extension: 

Applicants who will meet the experience requirement within one year.

Applicants who have already met the experience requirement, but need one final year to meet the Iowa teaching standard.

Conversion: 

Convert to the standard license the standard license experience requirement has been met (two full years or three full years - do not apply early).

Other Informaton: 

Due to the limited number of renewals, it is best to let this license type expire if not teaching in a setting that will lead to the standard license. The license can be renewed or extended at a later date.

Printed from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners website on December 10, 2019 at 8:24pm.