Our new website can answer most of your questions with some easy navigation. Most forms will be found under “licensure forms/applications”. If you cannot find what you are looking for, there is an A-Z index and also a search function. Many of the calls we receive are questions that are easily answered on the website, and you may find your answer there more quickly during this busy time of year for our staff. http://www.boee.iowa.gov
If you are a current educator in Iowa, please use our website to update your contact information. We send out important reminders about expiration dates using the most current email on record. http://www.boee.iowa.gov
The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners is excited to expand our communication tools by having a more active twitter/FB/Wordpress presence in Iowa. Please consider following us for important information and rule changes.
A clear background check is the number one reason that the licensing process gets delayed for a coach. If a last-minute potential coach (whether paid or volunteer) is interested in a coaching authorization, the person needs to order the background check packet from the BOEE web site ASAP, read the directions, and then complete and return the materials. The second item that delays the process is the verification of the required coursework. TRANSCRIPTS AND CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION FROM COACHING AUTHORIZATION PROGRAMS ARE NOT LICENSES. Licenses are public record and are available through a search on the BOEE website. Athletic Directors should check the website to determine if the person is cleared to coach.
For further information, please contact Steve Mitchell, Licensure Consultant at 515.281.6896 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our office will be closed to the public on January 24, 2013, to provide professional development for all staff. Thus we will not be available to fingerprint applicants or work with walk in clients. Please call 515.281.3245 to make an appointment for another day. Thank you.
The Board of Educational Examiners’ staff
The question often asked by practitioners who need to renew his/her administrator license and/or evaluator license is – How do I renew my evaluator license?
In fact, this popular question is posed quite frequently to consultants at the Board of Educational Examiners (BoEE) and the Department of Education (DE). As a point of reference for those seeking renewal, the BoEE is responsible for writing administrative rules and policies regarding the requirements for licensure renewals. The role of the DE in the evaluator approval process has been to provide the necessary course content, training, and support necessary for best practice in the evaluation of teachers and administrators. Please see the following BoEE and DE links regarding administrator/evaluator licensure:
Board of Educational Examiners
282—19.7 (https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/ACO/IAC/LINC/Rule.282.19.7.pdf ) and 282—19.8 (https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/ACO/IAC/LINC/Rule.282.19.8.pdf)
Department of Education
In light of the current conversations around changing the evaluation process, the BoEE and the DE have determined that practitioners must complete one (1) of the current evaluator renewal courses. The DE approved courses include: Assessing Academic Rigor or iEvaluate. Please be aware that renewal of an administrator license, with an evaluator endorsement, requires a total of four semester hours of renewal credit.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the following BoEE and DE staff members with questions about evaluator renewal.
It’s time to check the demographics listed on the BOEE website regarding your educational license. Renewal reminders are sent electronically one year and two month before the expiration of the license. However, if an out of date email address is listed, then you won’t receive the reminder. The link on the website entitled “Update My Information” will bring you to http://www.boee.iowa.gov/how_do_i/update_my_information.html
Please be aware that you can’t change your name online. You would have to submit legal documentation of a name change. Also, you can’t change your degrees online. Please submit the official transcripts.