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License Title: Education - Administrator (Principal/Superintendent)

License Description: Administrators plan and set goals for a school or entire school district; set academic philosophy for the school; visit classrooms, review educational objectives, evaluate teachers, and examine learning materials. They also prepare budgets and administrative reports; confer with teachers, other administrative staff, parents, and community leaders.

Administrators are categorized into three broad areas: 1) elementary principal, 2) secondary principal, and 3) superintendent.

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa, Chapter 272

Requirements for License:A principal must have at least a master's degree and have completed an approved administrative program from a recognized institution. In addition, the applicant must have three years of teaching experience at the level for which the administrative service will be provided.

A superintendent must have a master's degree plus 30 semester hours in an approved superintendent's program from a recognized institution. In addition, the person must have three years of administrative experience.

Four semester hours of continuing education are required every five years for renewal of the administrator license.

Application: $50
Duration: Five Years
Renewal: $50
Exam: None


License Authority:
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Grimes State Office Building
400 E 14th St
Des Moines IA 50319
Phone: 5152813611

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