Teacher Licensure Procedures
Initial Teaching License
Teacher Intern License (Non-traditional licensure pathway)
Out of State/Country Information
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 Department of Education Web Sites
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 (see below) for completion. Further questions? Contact: