Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure (RAPIL)

Answering the Call to Teach


A Regents Collaborative for Secondary Teacher Preparation

  • Do you have a talent and passion for helping today’s teens reach their potential?
  • Do you have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution?
  • Do you have a minimum of 5 years post-baccalaureate work experience?

The Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure (RAPIL) is designed to help talented professionals answer the call to teach by attaining a secondary (grades 7-12) teaching license, usually in a high-needs content area. RAPIL allows the participant to be a salaried probationary teacher in an accredited secondary Iowa school, on a temporary license (Teacher Intern License), for one year from date of issuance.

Earning a teaching license requires successful completion of two components: 1) the professional licensure courses and 2) the content area endorsement courses. The professional licensure courses are taught in RAPIL. The endorsement courses must be completed prior to the internship year and outside the RAPIL. Endorsements are approved by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE).

For more information, visit the Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure ( website.