Teacher Licensure Procedure

Initial Teaching License

Teacher Intern License (Non-traditional licensure pathway)

Adding Endorsements

License Renewal

Coaching

Out of State/Country Information

Illinois Licensure

Special Education Graduate Programs

Administrative & Evaluator Endorsement and Program Checklist

Professional Service Programs

Practice in the education setting in the areas of School Counseling, School Psychology, School Social Work, School Speech-Language Pathology, or School Audiology requires a teaching license or Professional Service License with endorsement in the area, or a Statement of Professional Recognition.

  • Individuals who are not licensed teachers, who have completed a University of Iowa program in School Counseling, School Psychology, School Social Work, School Speech-Language Pathology, or School Audiology -- along with a required set of professional education courses -- may apply for the Professional Service License.
  • Individuals who have completed a program in Speech Language Pathology, School Audiology, or School Social Work -- without professional education courses -- may apply for the Statement of Professional Recognition (SPR).
  • Individuals who have completed one of these programs and already are licensed teachers should follow directions for Adding Endorsements, above, to add the endorsement to the teaching license.

Professional Service License

Statement of Professional Recognition (SPR)

The holder of an SPR cannot advance into leadership positions that require Endorsement #258 - Professional Service Administrator. To be eligible for an administrative endorsement an individual must hold an Iowa Teaching License or a Professional Service License.

Professional Service Program Information

General Iowa licensure information


Out-of-State Application Information

If an out-of-state application requires an institutional recommendation and you are a University of Iowa graduate/program completer, please send to Dave Tingwald  for completion.

Out-of-State Department of Education Websites


Title II Report

In accordance with the Higher Education Act, please find our PDF iconmost recently submitted Title II Report submitted to the State of Iowa.  For more information on this report please visit https://title2.ed.gov.