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 three 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 5-12) teaching license, targeted in a high-need content areas. Following a year of education foundation coursework, RAPIL allows the participant to be a salaried probationary teacher in an accredited secondary Iowa school, on a temporary, Teacher Intern License.

Earning an Initial Iowa Teaching License requires successful completion of: 1) the education foundation courses, 2) a content area endorsement, 3) PRAXIS Content exams, 4) a year-long internship, and 5) The PPAT assessment. The education foundation courses are taught in RAPIL. If needed, endorsement courses must be completed prior to the internship year through an accredited institution of your choice and are not offered by RAPIL. Endorsements are approved by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE).

For more information, visit the RAPIL website.