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Teaching (limited) - Native Language Teaching Authorization Print This Page

This authorization allows speakers of a native language other than English to teach that language.
Contact Information
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
701 E. Court Ave Suite A
Des Moines IA, 50309(map)
Joanne Tubbsjoanne.tubbs@iowa.gov
P: (515) 281-3611
F: (515) 281-7669

License Details

Code Citation
Who Applies
Speakers of a native language other than English who wish to teach that language.
When To Apply
4-6 weeks prior to the start of employment.
Initial Requirements
Preliminary native language speaker authorization - Bachelor's degree and passing a Praxis II exam in the native language. A position offer is required. To move to the full native language speaker authorization, pedagogy coursework is required.
Preliminary native language teaching authorization - 3 years Native language teaching authorization - 5 years
Processing Time
4-6 weeks.
Fee Structure
$85 to apply $75 background check for new applicants $95 to renew
Renewal Requirements
Full native language teaching authorization - 6 renewal credits and the mandatory reporter trainings for child and dependent adult abuse.
Praxis II exam in the native language for first issuance.
Additional Information
Not eligible for conditional licensure or to add teaching endorsements.
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