Iowa - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Preparation Authority

Educator Preparation Authority
Policy Type: 

The Iowa State Board of Education approves teacher preparation programs.


Duties of state board — Prescribe standards and procedures for the approval of practitioner preparation programs and professional development programs offered in this state by practitioner preparation institutions located within or outside this state and by area education agencies. Procedures provided for approval of programs shall include procedures for enforcement of the prescribed standards and shall not include a procedure for the waiving of any of the standards prescribed. All programs must be regionally accredited.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
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