The University of Northern Iowa, The University of Iowa and Iowa State University have collaborated to design the Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure (RAPIL) program to provide innovative and accessible opportunities for individuals wishing to teach. 

Please complete the form below to express your interest in the program and/or ask any questions you may have. We will contact you with additional details and information about how to get started.

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What is the purpose of the program?

The University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa and Iowa State University designed the Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure (RAPIL) to help talented professionals answer the call to teach. RAPIL allows the participant to be a salaried teacher in a secondary Iowa school, on a Teacher Intern License, for one year. Upon successful completion of the internship year and all program requirements, the candidate is recommended for the Initial Teaching License.

 


Eligibility

Timeline

Coursework

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in the subject area you wish to teach
  • Have 5 years of work experience in that subject area
  • Meet the state requirements for the subject area listed on Board of Educational Examiners' website.
  • Apply in March
  • Interview in April
  • Begin course work in May
  • Continue course work for one school year
  • Teach the next school year

Instructors from the 3 universities offer the course work over the course of one year:

  • 18 introductory credit hours taken online at night  and may include travel to a central site for occasional face to face weekend classes
  • 60 hours of field experience (must make arrangements with your current job to complete this during the school day)
  • 6 credits of seminar during internship year (online and face to face)

Express your interest to learn more


 

Resources for Prospective Students

Resources for Current Students

Benefits of Program

Forms

Admission Process

Timeline (PDF)

Timeline (PDF)

Field Placements

Costs  (PDF)

Announcements

FAQ

Resources

 

For more information, please contact:
Susan Fischer, RAPIL Coordinator
133 MacKay Hall, ISU
Ames, IA  50011
515.294.1826
susan.fischer@uni.edu