Renewing an Iowa Teacher License

The state of Iowa issues multiple types of teacher licenses. Each license comes with its own requirements for renewal. The following article is the requirements for renewing the different licenses. Schools offering Teaching & Learning degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Overview of Teacher License Renewals

As Iowa has several teaching licenses there are several different requirements for renewal. The chart below shows the education requirements, job duties, and salary teachers in Iowa.

Degree Required Bachelor's degree
Licensing Required Teaching license required to teach in Iowa
Key Responsibilities Instruct students in the subject of their specialty
Median Salary (2018) $54,500 (elementary school), $55,300 (middle school), $56,510 (secondary school)*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Are The Requirements For Renewing An Initial Teaching License?

The Initial Teaching License requires that applicants have completed an approved teacher preparation program. It has a term of two years and can be renewed twice. There are no credits required for renewal although applicants must undergo mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse. For the second renewal, one must show proof of employment in a contracted position that will get one to meet the requirements for a Standard Teaching License. The state of Iowa recommends letting this license expire if one is not working in a position that will lead to a Standard Teaching License as it has a limited number of renewals.

What Are The Requirements For Renewing A Standard Teaching License?

A Standard Teaching License requires that one has either two years of experience working in an Iowa public school or three years teaching in a private or out of state school. It is valid for a term of five years. To renew one must earn six renewal credits and complete mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse. Renewal credits can be earned through completing an approved continuing education program or through serving as a cooperating teacher for a practicum student or student teacher. Renewal credits can also be earned through micro-externships. Extensions are available if one needs more time to complete renewal requirements.

What Are The Requirements For Renewing A Master Educator Teaching License?

Master Educator Teaching Licenses are for those with at least a master's degree and five years of teaching experience. It is valid for five years. Those who have a master's degree need four renewal credits but those who hold a doctorate or specialist degree need only two renewal credits. Everyone who seeks to renew a Master Educator Teaching License needs to complete mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse.

What Are The Renewal Requirements For An Initial Career And Technical Authorization Teaching License?

Initial Career And Technical Authorization Teaching Licenses are issued to those who wish to teach while working towards the necessary requirements to earn a Career And Technical Authorization Teaching License. They are required to have 6000 hours of experience or a bachelor's degree and 4000 hours of experience. The license is valid for three years. It can be renewed if one has made progress on CTE pedagogy coursework which is mandatory for progressing to a Career And Technical Authorization Teaching License. One also needs to complete mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse.

What Are The Renewal Requirements For Career And Technical Authorization Teaching Licenses?

Career and Technical Authorization Teaching Licenses are issued to those who teach areas such as construction, plumbing, welding, electrical, mechanics, drafting, agriculture, culinary arts, and nursing. Applicants are required to have completed CTE pedagogy coursework and 6000 hours of experience or a bachelor's degree and 4000 hours of experience. They are valid for a term of five years. To renew one needs six renewal credits and to complete a mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse.

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