This page contains information for students who have completed or are completing a principal preparation or superintendent preparation program of The University of Iowa.

Application Instructions

STEP 1: Complete online application to Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE)

  • Visit the BOEE Apply For a New or Additional License page.
  • Select "Administrator License"
  • Select "Administrator Licensure - Iowa Institution Preparation"
  • Click "Start" to create an account (if you do not have one already) with a permanent (not your uiowa.edu) email account; or log in to existing account
  • Enter your information (see below for notes on completing these steps), pay fees, and submit your application.

STEP 2: Submit forms to Office of Student Services

Complete the following application materials.

  • Program Guide: Print, enter semester and year of completion of each course, sign, and date; then send to your adviser for signature.
  • Experience Verification Form: Please provide a copy of the form you uploaded with your online application.

STEP 3: Return completed application materials from Step 2 and direct questions to

Dave Tingwald
Office of Student Services
The University of Iowa
N310 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, IA  52242-1529
319-335-5360
fax: 319-335-5364
david-tingwald@uiowa.edu

Notes on Completing Forms

  • Personal Info: Use a stable, permanent email address, not your uiowa.edu email address, as the login I.D. for your account.
  • Send info to Iowa: Click "Send Info" to create an account and "folder number" (your license number), if you do not already have one.
  • Apply for License: "ID_185: Initial Admin- Iowa Institution," the application for an Initial Administrator License, should already be selected.
  • Ia Grad Admin - Upload Documents: Upload official transcript(s) of administration courses (University of Iowa; plus transcript of any administration courses taken at other college or university), and Experience Verification Form (documenting at least 3 years teaching experience). [Applicants with a professional service license, and applicants without an Iowa teaching license, may need to upload additional documents: Contact the Office of Student Services for information.]
  • Remit Payment: Fee should be $85.00. Click "Make Payment" to initiate payment process.
  • Submission: "Remit Payment" and "Submission" are two separate steps. Be sure to click "Finish and Submit" before leaving the application.

STEP 1: Complete online application to Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE)

  • Visit the BOEE Add an Endorsement to a License page.
  • Select "Add an Admin Endorsement (from an Iowa college or university)"
  • Create an account (if you do not have one already) with a permanent (not your uiowa.edu) email account
  • Click "Start" to create an account (if you do not have one already) with a permanent (not your uiowa.edu) email account; or log in to existing account

STEP 2: Submit forms to Office of Student Services

Complete the following application materials.

  • Program Guide: Print, enter semester and year of completion of each course, sign, and date; then send to your adviser for signature.
  • Experience Verification Form: Please provide a copy of the form you uploaded with your online application.

STEP 3: Return completed application materials from Step 2 and direct questions to

Dave Tingwald
Office of Student Services
The University of Iowa
N310 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, IA  52242-1529
319-335-5360
fax: 319-335-5364
david-tingwald@uiowa.edu

Notes on Completing Online Application

  • Personal Info: Use a stable, permanent email address, not your uiowa.edu email address, as the login I.D. for your account.
  • Send info to Iowa: Click "Send Info" to create an account and "folder number" (your license number), if you do not already have one.
  • Apply for License: "ID_186: Add Admin Endorsement - Iowa Institution" should already be selected.
  • Add Admin. Endorsement Iowa Institution [Custom]: Enter for Institution, University of Iowa; for Officials name, leave blank; for Phone, 319-335-5360; Email, edu-recommending-off@uiowa.edu.
  • Add Admin Uploads: Upload official transcript(s) of administration courses (University of Iowa; plus transcript of any administration courses taken at other college or university), and Experience Verification Form (documenting at least 3 years administrative experience).
  • Remit Payment: Fee should be $50.00. Click "Make Payment" to initiate payment process.
  • Submission: "Remit Payment" and "Submission" are two separate steps. Be sure to click "Finish and Submit" before leaving the application.

Strongly Recommended to Apply

You are strongly encouraged to apply for the license or endorsement upon completion of your program, even if you don't intend to serve as an administrator in Iowa. Application for this license validates completion of the current University of Iowa approved program. The program you have just completed is currently on file and approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

Apply as soon as you are eligible. As programs or licensure requirements change, you will eventually become ineligible for the license or endorsement. It is much easier to renew than to meet a new set of program requirements. It is not usually necessary to renew this license unless you are teaching in this State. Holding an Iowa license is frequently beneficial when making application for licensure in another state.

Licensure in Other States

The University of Iowa is the "Recommending Institution" for all approved programs completed at The University of Iowa. Out-of-state licensure/certification applications frequently require a recommendation from the "Recommending Institution" signed by the Registrar, Dean, or Certification Official. These applications relating to administrator preparation should be sent to Dave Tingwald for processing.