Application Deadline - May 1*

*The application deadline for ALL materials except the PRAXIS Core official score report is still May 1, 2020. This includes: transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a resume to be uploaded before the deadline. We will determine a new PRAXIS Core score deadline for both initial and subtest retakes once ETS resumes testing.

Plan Ahead - some steps may take several weeks to complete.
PRAXIS Core official scores take 6-8 weeks to report.
Submit everything by the deadline - Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Application Materials Checklist

  1. PRAXIS Core - Official Score Report
    • Complete Combined Test #5751 - PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators
    • Minimum Scores: Reading – 156, Writing – 162, Math – 150
    • Visit to schedule a test session
    • Report scores to Iowa Teacher Intern Program #6310
    • RAPIL will accept GRE scores in lieu of PRAXIS Core - submit an official GRE score report to Katherine Mossman -
  2. Transcripts
    • Order official copies of transcripts from all institutions attended
    • You will scan and upload the transcripts into the online application
  3. Three Recommendations
    • Ask each recommendation writer to complete the RAPIL Recommendation Form
    • You will scan and upload any recommendation forms that are returned to you
    • The recommendation writer may choose to send the form directly to Katherine Mossman – instructions included on the form.
  4. Resume
    • Detail paid and/or volunteer work experience
  5. Personal Statement
    • 500 word limit
    • Express your interest in pursuing a career in education at this point in your life

*All files should be in doc, docx, or pdf format to upload

Step 1 - Apply online through Tk20

To complete your application through Tk20, follow the directions below - Google Chrome is recommended.

  1. Type into your web browser (no “http” or “www” needed)
  2. DO NOT enter “username” and “password” the first time log in
    • Instead, click on “Admissions” at the bottom
    • Then, click on “Click here to create your account” at the very bottom
  3. Provide the required information in “Create Applicant Account”
    • Create a username and password
    • Click submit
  4. On the menu on the left, click on “Applications”
  5. From the drop-down menu at the top of the page, select the appropriate application and click “Next”
  6. Complete the application
  7. DO NOT Submit until ALL materials are uploaded
    • You can NOT upload items after you Submit
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered

DO NOT SUBMIT until COMPLETE - You can SAVE and return to the application!

This includes uploading (doc, docx, or pdf format):

  • ALL transcripts
  • Three Recommendations
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement

To Submit a COMPLETE application:

Click the green SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form

  • You can NOT make any changes once you SUBMIT
  • Incomplete Applications will not be considered

Step 2 - Endorsement Analysis

STOP - have you uploaded your transcripts on Tk20?

  • No - go back and upload your transcripts
  • Yes - continue

Endorsements on a teaching license indicate which subject areas and grade levels you are qualified to teach.

To begin the Endorsement Evaluation process:

  1. Download the form for the specific content endorsement(s) you wish to have reviewed from the endorsement list.
  2. Use the form to complete a self-analysis by filling in coursework you have completed that you feel meets the requirements for the endorsement(s) you have chosen.
  3. Submit your completed form to Katherine Mossman for an official endorsement analysis:

Katherine Mossman
College of Education
University of Iowa
Office of Student Services
310 Lindquist Center North
Iowa City, IA 52242-1529

Step 3 - Application Fee

Submit a certified check or bank money order for $50, payable to Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure, for a non-refundable application fee.

  • No personal checks will be accepted.
  • Include a cover letter indicated you have initiated the application process to be accepted into the RAPIL Program
  • Send to:

Amy Mayer
RAPIL Program Coordinator
University of Northern Iowa
150 Schindler Education Center
Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0610