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Teaching (limited) - Career and Technical Authorization Print This Page

Holders of the career and technical authorization may provide instruction in areas such as construction, plumbing, electrical, welding, auto body/mechanics, agriculture, culinary arts, nursing, and more.
Contact Information
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
701 E. Court Ave Suite A
Des Moines IA, 50309(map)
David Wempendavid.wempen@iowa.gov
P: (515) 281-3605
F: (515) 281-7669

License Details

Code Citation
Who Applies
Those seeking to teach career and technical areas who have the required experience.
When To Apply
4-6 weeks prior to the start of employment.
Initial Requirements
Applicants shall meet one of the following qualifications: 6,000 hours of recent and relevant experience; 4,000 hours of recent and relevant experience if the applicant holds a baccalaureate degree; 3,000 hours of recent and relevant experience if the applicant holds an associate’s degree in the teaching endorsement area sought, if such a degree is considered terminal for that field of instruction; Hold a baccalaureate or graduate degree or closely related degree in the teaching endorsement area sought; or Hold a baccalaureate degree in any area of study if at least 18 of the credit hours were completed in the teaching endorsement area sought. To move to the full career and technical authorization, specific pedagogy coursework is required.
Initial career and technical authorization - three years - may be renewed once. Full career and technical authorization - five years.
Processing Time
4-6 weeks.
Fee Structure
$85 to apply $75 background check for new applicants $95 to renew
Renewal Requirements
6 renewal credits and the mandatory reporter trainings for child and dependent adult abuse.
Additional Information
Not eligible for conditional licensure or to add teaching endorsements.
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