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Standard Teaching License

Lic/Auth Type
Requirements - First Issuance

Two years of successful teaching in an Iowa public school, or 3 years in an accredited private or out-of-state setting.

Usually a holder of an Intial Teaching License or Regional Exchange Teaching license convert to a Standard Teaching License.

Term
5 years
Authority

Full teaching instruction within grade levels and endorsements listed on the license. Also holds substitute authority including long-term subbing.

Renewals

6 renewal credits and the mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse.

Extension

Yes - if more time is needed to complete renewal requirements.

Conversion

Once the requirements have been met for the master educator license, you may apply to convert from a Standard to a Master Educator license. Cannot apply to convert until one year prior to standard expiration date.