In granting admission to the Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure (RAPIL), consideration is given to the scholarship, health, character, dispositions, and leadership potential of the applicant.  Admission to the RAPIL program is a privilege rather than a right.  Thus, admission is not guaranteed automatically to all who apply.  Admission to RAPIL is denied to anyone who has made unsuccessful attempts in previous teacher licensure programs.

Follow these steps.  For an application to be considered complete, all of the following steps must be completed and on file by July 1, 2018.


Apply online to the RAPIL program by clicking on the beginning of this sentence.

Submit the following information to the RAPIL Coordinator by mail or email:

  1. Three letters of recommendation
    Letters may be sent directly to the RAPIL Coordinator via email or postal mail.  (See address below)
  2. Resume
    List all work experiences since obtaining your BA, including the years you worked at each position
  3. Personal statement
    One page addressing (1)why you wish to teach and (2)what strengths and skills you bring to teaching


Recommended GPA of 2.75 to qualify for the program.

Transcripts: Request transcripts from each of your higher education institution(s). Send transcripts to:

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


Endorsement Analysis

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. Complete the self-analysis by filling in the course work information on the form.
  3. Submit the completed endorsement analysis checklist(s) and transcripts to:
    Katherine Mossman
    University of Iowa
    Office of Student Services
    310 Lindquist Center North
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1529 


Praxis Core Exam

To complete the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators  Combined exam # 5751, go to for testing details.

You must obtain a minimum of 150 in mathematics, 156 in reading and 162 in writing  in order to be eligible.  Please send your test results to the Iowa Teacher Intern program, code # 6310.

You must successfully meet these cut scores by July 1, 2018.  Thus you may submit the other application materials while you are still completing this step.

If you have already completed the GRE, you may submit a copy of your results in lieu of completing the Praxis Core.  You must obtain a composite of 1080 for verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning on the general test or 300 on the revised general test.  You must obtain a minimum of 3.0 on the analytical writing section.


Submit a certified check or bank money order for $50, payable to Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure, for a non-refundable processing fee.  No personal checks will be accepted.  Include a cover letter indicating you have initiated the application process to be accepted into the RAPIL program.


Susan Fischer, RAPIL Coordinator
133 MacKay Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011

RAPIL Coordinator Email Address:

NOTE:  Incomplete application packets will not be returned.