Program Overview

The Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure (RAPIL) is a Chapter 77 teacher intern preparation program accredited by the Iowa Department of Education.

Experienced professionals with a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) may complete RAPIL to meet the requirements for Initial Teaching Licensure in a secondary content area.

RAPIL Program admission requirements include:

  • Baccalaureate degree or higher
  • 2.75 GPA (lower GPA may be considered - justification is required)
  • Three years of post-baccalaureate work experience
  • Meet at least 75% of secondary endorsement requirements in at least one area. Endorsement must be complete before candidate is eligible to intern

What other Administrators say about RAPIL

“Our candidate was able to immediately enter the classroom ready to engage students, participate in PLCs, and contribute positively to our school community.”
Principal Andrew Miehe, Waterloo West High School

“We were able to hire a candidate who was incredibly passionate about teaching literacy. He has changed the mindset of many students about their reading abilities and attitudes towards reading.” 
Principal Teresa S. Schlichting, Lincoln Intermediate Mason City

“She is one of the best first year teachers I've hired. I am very impressed with RAPIL based on her work.”
Principal Mary Bendixen, North Cedar Jr./Sr. High School

“Our building had a great experience with this RAPIL intern and she has been very successful not only with her instructional approach, but becoming an engaging staff member leading to a positive school culture.” 
Principal Matt Kingsbury, Vinton-Shellsburg High School

“She has had previous life experiences related to the content area, and she is very open to collaboration with other colleagues and our instructional coaches.”
Principal Stephen Pettit, Southeast Polk High School