The Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure (RAPIL) is designed to help experienced professionals answer the call to teach – bringing their talent and expertise into Iowa’s secondary classrooms.

THE REGENTS schools - The University of Iowa, The University of Northern Iowa, and Iowa State University – all contribute resources to the RAPIL program.

This program is an ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY to obtain an initial Iowa teaching license that includes rigorous coursework, development of pedagogy, and on-site field experiences that prepare career-changers to enter the classroom as educators.

RAPIL is not a degree-offering program. Successful completion of coursework and a year-long internship result in the recommendation for LICENSURE.