Adding an Endorsement to an Iowa Teaching License
The information in this article applies to students enrolled in specific WGU endorsement programs. For additional information on adding areas that are not offered at WGU, see the information on Adding Endorsements provided by the IA Department of Education.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION
(MAME, MASE, MSSP, MAELL, ENDELL)
Step 1: If you have not completed the IA background check already, you must order a fingerprint packet from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. See this link for more information: http://www.state.ia.us/boee/FPPktReq.html
Step 2: Obtain transcripts. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation. If you would like to order additional transcripts, see WGU Transcript Request. Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation, so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript. Be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelopes to be included with your application packet.
Step 3: Download the Application to Add an Endorsement from out of state institution available here.
Step 4: Complete Section I of the application. Send Section II to the WGU Certification Officer at the contact information below, who will complete it and send it back to you in a sealed envelope for inclusion in your application packet. Fax and e-mail submissions are preferred; e-mail attachments should be in PDF format. Include your mailing address with your request.
Teachers College Certification Officer
Western Governors University
4001 South 700 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Step 5: Compile in your application packet:
1. Completed and signed application form,
2. WGU official transcripts,
3. Official Praxis score report documenting all passing scores on required exams,
4. Application fee: $60.00 for evaluation and processing plus $50.00 for issuance of the license, as a check or money order
Step 6: Mail completed packet to
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Article Number : 19626, 1551