Teaching licensure—nonrenewable temporary initial license, 13.6
EDUCATIONAL EXAMINERS BOARD
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to temporary initial licensure and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Educational Examiners Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 13, "Issuance of Teacher Licenses and Endorsements," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 272.2.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 272.2 and 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 159.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed amendment is intended to implement 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 159, which directs the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners to adopt rules to create a nonrenewable initial one-year license for applicants who have met all licensure requirements with the exception of a passing score on the required assessments.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
The required assessment may not be waived except through the process outlined in 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 159, section 6.
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 12, 2019. Comments should be directed to:
Board of Educational Examiners
Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0147
A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
July 10, 2019
Room 3 Southwest
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa
Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.
Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making action is proposed:
Amend rule 282—13.6(272) as follows:
282—13.6(272) Specific requirements for an initial license. An initial license valid for a minimum of two years with an expiration date of June 30 may be issued to an applicant who meets the general requirements set forth in rule 282—13.5(272).
13.6(1) For an applicant applying pursuant to subrule 13.5(1), a nonrenewable temporary initial license may be issued if the applicant presents an assessment waiver issued by the director of the Iowa department of education within 30 days of the waiver issuance. The applicant must meet the assessment requirement in order to apply for full Iowa licensure.
13.6(2) For an applicant applying pursuant to subrule 13.5(2), a nonrenewable temporary initial license may be issued to the applicant if all requirements have been met with the exception of the assessments pursuant to subparagraph 13.5(2)"b"(2). The applicant must meet the assessment requirement in order to apply for full Iowa licensure.
13.6(3) The temporary initial license shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance. This license is nonrenewable and may not be extended. This license may only be issued if the applicant provides an affidavit from the administrator of an Iowa school district or accredited nonpublic school verifying that an offer of a teaching contract has been made and that the employer made every reasonable and good-faith effort to employ a fully licensed teacher for the specified subject and was unable to employ such a teacher.