Iowa - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Authority

Area: 
Educator Licensure Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners oversees the Iowa teacher certification process and dictates the requirements needed in order to become certified within the state.

Body: 

The board of educational examiners is created to exercise the exclusive authority to:

1. License practitioners, which includes the authority to establish criteria for the licenses; establish issuance and renewal requirements; create application and renewal forms; create licenses that authorize different instructional functions or specialties; develop a code of professional rights and responsibilities, practices, and ethics, which shall, among other things, address the failure of a practitioner to fulfill contractual obligation; and develop any other classifications, distinctions, and procedures which may be necessary to exercise licensing duties. In addressing the failure of a practitioner to fulfill contractual obligations, the board shall consider factors beyond the practitioner's control.

Adopting Authority: 
Independent Board
Last Verified by NASBE: 
05/09/2016
Review: 
State Department of Education