Teacher Professional Developement in Iowa


Iowa Department of Education - http://www.iowa.gov/educate/
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners - http://www.iowa.gov/boee/

Types of Licenses
· Initial License
· Standard License
· Master Educator License
· Class A License

Initial License (Valid for 2 Years; Renewable - Twice)
1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Completion of an approved teacher preparation program.
3. Completion of an approved human relations component.
4. Completion of requirements for a teaching endorsement.
5. Meets the recency requirement - listed under the Class A License.

Standard License (Valid for 5 Years; Renewable)
1. Completion of requirements 1-4 for the Initial license.
2. Evidence of two years successful teaching experience based on local evaluation process.
3. Meets the recency requirement - listed under the Class A License.
4. Six credits are needed every 5 years are needed to renew the Standard license.
5. Verification of approved Mandatory Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Training completed within the past 5 years.

Master Educator License (Valid for 5 Years; Renewable)
1. Hold or be eligible for a Standard license.
2. Five years of teaching experience.
3. Master's degree in a teaching endorsement area.
4. Meets the recency requirement - listed under the Class A License.
5. Four credits are needed every 5 years to renew a Master Educator license.
6. Verification of approved Mandatory Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Training completed within the past 5 years.

Class A License (Valid for 1 Year; Non-Renewable)
1. Has completed a practitioner preparation program (e.g. a teacher or administrator program), but has not completed all Iowa required components in the professional education core.
2. Has not completed an approved human relations component.
3. Recency -- meets requirements for a valid license but has less than 160 days of teaching during last 5-year period.
4. Degree not granted until next regular commencement.