Licensure, Authorization & Certificate Information - Great Prairie Area Education Agency

Licensure, Authorization & Certificate Information

Renew a Teaching License

Initial License
New teachers just out of college receive an initial license. This is a two-year license. Teachers must show evidence of two successful years of teaching and have successfully been evaluated using the Iowa Comprehensive Evaluation to be eligible for a standard license. Staff development or college hours earned during the term of the initial license do not count toward the application for the standard license.  Click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.

Standard License
Teachers who currently hold an initial license, have taught successfully for two years, and have successfully been evaluated using the Iowa Comprehensive Evaluation will receive a standard license when they renew. The standard license is good for five years. Six semester hours are needed for renewal, all of which may be staff development credits. Credits may be obtained by taking any of the GPAEA staff development courses. We also offer graduate credit from Drake, Morningside and Viterbo for most of our courses. Click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.

Master Educator License
The Master Educator teaching license is also a five-year license. A masters degree and five years of teaching experience are needed to qualify for this license. Four semester hour units are needed for renewal. These hours can be either staff development or college credit.  Click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.

Substitute License
To renew your substitute license, you must have substituted for at least 30 days during the term of your current license or completed a one semester hour staff development or college course.  Click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.

 

Paraeducator Certification & Renewal

The Paraeducator Certificate is valid for five years and may be renewed by taking three semester hours of AEA relicensure or college credit .  Click here for more information about the Paraeducator Certificate or click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.

 

Substitute Authorization & Renewal

The Substitute Authorization is good for three years and may be renewed by taking two semester hours of AEA relicensure or college credit .  Click here for more information about the Substitute Authorization or click here to find the renewal form on the BOEE website.

 

Iowa Evaluator Approval Training Program

Click here for more information about the Iowa Evaluator Approval Training Program.

 

Coaching Authorization

Great Prairie AEA does not offer Coaching Authorization training.  Please contact another AEA or a community college to inquire about offerings.

 

More Licensure, Authorization & Certificate Information

For more information, please visit the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners website.

 

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