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Limited Teaching

Requirements - First Issuance

Completion of a full teacher preparation program and participation in a teacher exchange program administered through the Iowa Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, or the U.S. Department of State. Contact your program sponsor or Bureau of Educational Examiners to apply.


1 year


Full teaching instruction within grade levels and endorsements listed on the license. Not eligible for conditional licensure.


Renewable with verification of continued participation in the exchange program. 

Other Information

Applicants will need to meet the out-of-state application requirements if they wish to remain licensed in Iowa upon completion of the international exchange program.

Educational Licensure Office & Staff Directory

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office Location:
701 E Court Ave,  Suite A
Des Moines, IA  50309

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners Office