This page contains information for licensed teachers who have completed requirements for an added endorsement with The University of Iowa, either under state of Iowa minimum standards, or based on a state-approved program of The University of Iowa. Applicants for the Initial License do not need this application; all endorsements earned with the Initial License are included in the application for the Initial License.

Application Steps

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

STEP 2: Submit forms to Office of Student Services

STEP 3: Return completed application material 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
fax: 319-335-5364

Strongly Recommended to Apply

You are strongly encouraged to apply to add an endorsement on completion of requirements, even if you don't intend to use the endorsement immediately. As endorsement requirements change, you will eventually become ineligible for the endorsement.

Notes on completing forms

Online Application for Licensure

  • Personal Info: Use a stable, permanent email address, not your 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_167: Add an Endorsement," should already be selected.
  • Add Endorsement Iowa Institution [Custom]: Enter College/University Name: "University of Iowa" and Email: "".
  • Background Info: Answer questions, and provide explanations as required. "When in doubt, disclose."
  • Remit Payment: Typical fee to add an endorsement would be $53.00, consisting of a $50.00 application fee, and a $3.00 "Convenience Fee"
  • Confirmation: Click "Submit Application." Payment and submission are two separate steps.

Program Checklist

  • Use this form to tell Office of Student Services staff which endorsements you think you are getting
  • When in doubt, include endorsements you aren't sure about

Program Guide

  • Use this form to tell Office of Student Services staff the courses you took to fulfill program requirements, and the semester when you took them.
  • If you took a course other than the course listed, signature of the program's faculty adviser may be required, verifying the course substitution.
  • Omit this form if you are applying to add the endorsement based on a transcript evaluation under state-of-Iowa minimum standards.

Last updated 08/07/2017