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Converting Initial Administrator License to Professional Administrator License

The Board of Educational Examiners met with School Administrators of Iowa on the issue of acceptable experience to convert an initial administrator license to a professional administrator license. Many individuals have been hired at school districts to serve in positions such as dean of students or school improvement leaders and wish to utilize this experience to convert the initial administrator license to a professional administrator license. The BOEE and SAI developed the following procedure:

The BOEE will convert an Initial Administrator license to a Professional Administrator license when all of the following criteria are met.

  1. The applicant has a valid Initial Administrator License.
  2. The applicant had an administrator contract with the district during the year(s) claimed on the application.
  3. The applicant was reported on BEDS as an administrator during the year(s) claimed on the application.
  4. The applicant has the required administrative experience
    • 1 year in a public school
    • 2 years in a private or out-of-state school
  5. The applicant completes the conversion application
    • Section II on the form(public school experience) completed by supervising administrator stating that:
      • Applicant has successfully completed required 1 year of experience and
      • Applicant has successfully completed a mentoring and induction program and
      • Applicant meets or exceeds all Iowa School Leadership Standards
    • OR Section III on the form (out of state or non-public school experience) completed by supervising administrator stating that: Applicant has successfully completed required 2 years of experience
    • $85.00 fee submitted with the application.

Written by iowaboee

October 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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