Iowa

Iowa

Contact Information:

Iowa Department of Education:
400 E 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone: 515-281-5294
Fax: 515-242-5988

Certification Types:  

Initial
Standard
Master
Regional
Conditional
Class A
Class E

Alternative Certification:


Teacher Pathways

Traditional & Fast Track Pathways
Troops to Teachers

Teacher Prep Program/Courses:


Approved Programs

Reciprocity:


Reciprocity Information

“Our agency has also approved new rules to allow applicants who have completed a traditional program in another state to transfer to Iowa more easily. Applicants with three or more years of teaching experience are not required to complete assessments. Applicants with 10 or more years of experience, or five or more years of experience plus a master's degree are not required to complete coursework deficiencies as long as our other requirements are met. Administrators who are not also seeking a teaching license will not have coursework deficiencies for that license (they will need to be eligible for the teaching license, but do not need to obtain it).”