How to Become a Teacher in Iowa: Teacher Certification

How to Become a Teacher in Iowa: Teacher Certification

Ready to get your Iowa Teaching Certification? These are the usual steps a person might take to become certified to teach in the state of Iowa. Please check with your state to make sure you have the most up-to-date information about the certification process.

Details about Iowa teacher salaries can be found here.

Traditional Iowa Certification Path for Teachers

  1. Start by earning your bachelor's degree (or higher)
  2. Complete teaching experience (this can be student teaching)
  3. Pass your Praxis I Test of Basic Skills or CAAP Exam. Also, take your Praxis II Content Test (subject area).
  4. Requirements for Teaching Endorsements
  5. 160 days of experiences within last 5 years
  6. Call (515) 281-3245 for a fingerprint package
  7. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
    • $85 & $50 check/money order payable to Bd. Of Educational Examiners
    • Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
    • Also, include copies of all test scores
    • Mail to:
      Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
      Grimes State Office Building
      Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146
      (515) 281-3245
  8. Do you want to renew your Iowa Teacher Certification?

Alternative Approach for the Iowa Teacher Certification

Alternatively, you can earn the Teacher Intern License to teach in Iowa. This will allow you to start teaching before you complete your teacher education program.

  1. Start by earning your bachelor's degree (or higher)
  2. 3+ years of experience in a related occupation
  3. Subject matter requirements
  4. Finish an introductory teacher intern program at an accredited college or university
  5. Apply for an Iowa teaching job

Sources:

  1. Educational Testing Service, https://www.ets.org/
  2. Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, http://www.boee.iowa.gov/endorsements/teacher_endorsements_menu.html
  3. Apply for a New or Additional License, http://www.boee.iowa.gov/licensure/apply.html
  4. Renew, Convert or Extend an Existing Credential, http://www.boee.iowa.gov/licensure/existing.html
  5. TeachIowa.gov, http://www.teachiowa.gov/

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