My teaching license has lapsed. Can I enroll in the program and apply course credit toward recertification?
If you have a degree and past certification in teacher education, you can enroll in the gifted education endorsement program. You will need to contact the Iowa State Department of Education to determine more details about renewing your teaching license. There are answers to frequently asked questions at their website at: http://www.boee.iowa.gov/FAQRenew.html#d. This website states: "Renewal of the Standard License requires six Area Education Agency renewal credits or six college credits from a regionally accredited college or university in any combination. All credits must be relevant to your educational career, and must have been earned after the issue date of the license. You will also need to submit a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse Training certificate no older than five years. (Note that if the license has expired, no credit may be older than five years.)."