Alternative Pathway for Teacher Preparation

The Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure (RAPIL) is a collaborative effort between The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and The University of Northern Iowa to provide quality teacher preparation for eligible adult learners.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years, post-baccalaureate work experience to qualify for admission.

RAPIL’s two-year, state-approved program helps candidates develop pedagogy through education coursework, field experiences, and a year-long internship.

Designed with the working professional in mind, RAPIL is offered in a collaborative, technology-based format with evening courses and a few Saturday face-to-face classes.

The unique internship allows the RAPIL candidate to work as a salaried teacher in a secondary Iowa classroom, with school-based mentorship, during the second year of the program.

Upon successful completion of the internship, program requirements, and licensing exams, RAPIL candidates are recommended for an Initial Iowa Teaching License.