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Requirements - First Issuance

Completion of a full state of Iowa approved teacher preparation program (except for the required completion assessments) for college semester hour credit including meeting at least one of the endorsement requirements. A position offer in Iowa is required, and the district must show a diligent search.


1 year


Full teaching instruction within grade levels and endorsements listed on the license.


This license may not be renewed or extended.


This license may not be renewed or extended.


Apply for the full initial teaching license once the assessments have been passed (do not apply to convert).

Other Information

Iowa graduates may apply directly for this license type. Non-Iowa graduates should still apply for full licensure, and we may issue this license type.

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