Iowa State Personnel Standards

School Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate School Audiologist
State Department Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.boee.iowa.gov/endorsements/endorsements_other_prorecognition.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 21 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework An applicant must complete the requirements in audiology and in the professional education sequence, i.e., 20 semester hours including student teaching/internship as a school audiologist. Courses in the following areas may be recognized for fulfilling the 20-hour sequence: Curriculum courses (e.g., reading, methods, curriculum development). Foundations (e.g., philosophy of education, foundations of education). Educational measurements (e.g., school finance, tests and measurements, measures and evaluation of instruction). Educational psychology (e.g., educational psychology, educational psychology measures, principles of behavior modification). Courses in special education (e.g., introduction to special education, learning disabilities). Child development courses (e.g., human growth and development, principles and theories of child development, history of early childhood education). General education courses (e.g., introduction to psychology, sociology, history, literature, humanities) will not be credited toward fulfillment of the required 20 hours. An applicant must complete an approved human relations component. The program must include preparation that contributes to the education of individuals with disabilities and the gifted and talented.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Complete teaching/internship as a school audiologist
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis Principles of Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood, passing score= 159

Licensed Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Licensed Audiologist
State Department Iowa Department of Public Health - Board of Speech Pathology & Audiology
State Department Hyperlink www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Speech-Pathology-and-Audiology
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must show evidence of completion of not less than four hundred hours of supervised clinical training in audiology as a student in an accredited school, college, or university.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Praxis Examination in Audiology; 170
Additional requirements specific for schools? The holder of this endorsement is authorized to serve as a school audiologist to pupils from birth to age 21 who have hearing impairments (and to a maximum allowable age in accordance with Iowa Code section 256B.8). 1. An applicant must hold a master�s degree in audiology. 2. Content. An applicant must complete the requirements in audiology and in the professional education sequence, i.e., 20 semester hours including student teaching/internship as a school audiologist. Courses in the following areas may be recognized for fulfilling the 20-hour sequence: a. Curriculum courses (e.g., reading, methods, curriculum development). b. Foundations (e.g., philosophy of education, foundations of education). c. Educational measurements (e.g., school finance, tests and measurements, measures and evaluation of instruction). d. Educational psychology (e.g., educational psychology, educational psychology measures, principles of behavior modification). e. Courses in special education (e.g., introduction to special education, learning disabilities). f. Child development courses (e.g., human growth and development, principles and theories of child development, history of early childhood education). 3. General education courses (e.g., introduction to psychology, sociology, history, literature, humanities) will not be credited toward fulfillment of the required 20 hours. 4. An applicant must complete an approved human relations component. 5. The program must include preparation that contributes to the education of individuals with disabilities and the gifted and talented.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Deaf or hard of hearing endorsement
State Department Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.iowa.gov/boee/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 21 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. Foundations of special education. 2. Characteristics of learners. 3. Assessment, diagnosis and evaluation. 4. Methods and strategies. 5. Managing student behavior and social interaction skills. 6. Communication and collaborative partnerships. 7. Transitional collaboration.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Student teaching. Student teaching in programs across the age levels of this endorsement. If the student teaching program has a unique age-level emphasis (e.g., K-8 or 5-12), there must be planned activities which incorporate interactive experiences at the other age level.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Praxis Principles of Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood, passing score= 159 2. Praxis II: Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge, passing score= 162 3. Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, passing score=160

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Prekindergarten Through Grade Three Endorsement
State Department Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.iowa.gov/boee/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. Child growth and development with emphasis on cognitive, language, physical, social, and emotional development, both typical and atypical, for infants and toddlers, preprimary, and primary school children (grades one through three), unless combined as part of the professional education core. 2. Historical, philosophical, and social foundations of early childhood education. 3. Developmentally appropriate curriculum with emphasis on integrated multicultural and nonsexist content including language, mathematics, science, social studies, health, safety, nutrition, visual and expressive arts, social skills, higher thinking skills, and developmentally appropriate methodology, including adaptations for individual needs, for infants and toddlers, preprimary, and primary school children. 4. Characteristics of play and creativity, and their contributions to the cognitive, language, physical, social and emotional development and learning of infants and toddlers, preprimary, and primary school children. 5. Classroom organization and individual interactions to create positive learning environments for infants and toddlers, preprimary, and primary school children based on child development theory emphasizing guidance techniques. 6. Observation and application of developmentally appropriate assessments for infants and toddlers, preprimary, and primary school children recognizing, referring, and making adaptations for children who are at risk or who have exceptional educational needs and talents. 7. Homeschoolcommunity relationships and interactions designed to promote and support parent, family and community involvement, and interagency collaboration. 8. Family systems, cultural diversity, and factors which place families at risk. 9. Child and family health and nutrition 10. Advocacy, legislation, and public policy as they affect children and families 11. Administration of child care programs to include staff and program development and supervision and evaluation of support staff. IAC 8/19/92, 7/16/97 12. Prestudent teaching field experience with three age levels in infant and toddler, preprimary, and primary programs, with no less than 100 clock hours, and in different settings, such as rural and urban, socioeconomic status, cultural diversity, program types, and program sponsorship. (5) Student teaching experiences with two different age levels, one before kindergarten and one from kindergarten through grade three.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Student teaching experiences with two different age levels, one before kindergarten and one from kindergarten through grade three.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Praxis Principles of Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood, passing score= 159 2. Praxis II: Early Childhood: Content Knowledge, passing score=168

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Prekindergarten Through Grade Three, Including Special Education Endorsement
State Department Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.iowa.gov/boee/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework (1) Child growth and development. (2) Developmentally appropriate learning environment and curriculum implementation. (3) Health, safety and nutrition. (4) Family and community collaboration. (5) Professionalism.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1. Prestudent teaching field experiences: Complete 100 clock hours of prestudent teaching field experience with three age levels in infant and toddler, preprimary and primary programs and in different settings, such as rural and urban, encompassing differing socio-economic status, ability levels, cultural and linguistic diversity and program types and sponsorship. 2. Student teaching: Complete a supervised student teaching experience of at least 12 weeks total in at least two different settings in two of three age levels: infant and toddler, preprimary, primary and with children with and without disabilities.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Praxis Pedagogy Test: Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood, Passing score = 159 2. Praxis Content/Knowledge Test: Early Childhood: Content Knowledge, Passing score= 169

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
State Department Iowa Department of Public Health
State Department Hyperlink http://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Behavioral-Science
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework At least 9 semester hours or the equivalent in each of the three areas listed below: (1) Theoretical foundations of marital and family therapy systems. Any course which deals primarily in areas such as family life cycle; theories of family development; marriage or the family; sociology of the family; families under stress; the contemporary family; family in a social context; the cross-cultural family; youth/adult/aging and the family; family subsystems; individual, interpersonal relationships (marital, parental, sibling). (2) Assessment and treatment in family and marital therapy. Any course which deals primarily in areas such as family therapy methodology; family assessment; treatment and intervention methods;Ch 31, p.4 Professional Licensure[645] IAC 6/12/13 overview of major clinical theories of marital and family therapy, such as communications, contextual, experiential, object relations, strategic, structural, systemic, transgenerational. (3) Human development. Any course which deals primarily in areas such as human development; personality theory; human sexuality. One course must be psychopathology. b. At least 3 semester hours or the equivalent in each of the two areas listed below: (1) Ethics and professional studies. Any course which deals primarily in areas such as professional socialization and the role of the professional organization; legal responsibilities and liabilities; independent practice and interprofessional cooperation; ethical issues in marital and family counseling; and family law. (2) Research. Any course which deals primarily in areas such as research design, methods, statistics; research in marital and family studies and therapy. If the applicant has taught a graduate-level course as outlined above at a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council on Professional Accreditation, that course will be credited toward the course requirements.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A graduate-level clinical practicum in marital and family therapy of at least 300 clock hours is required for all applicants.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board (AMFTRB) Examination in Marital and Family Therapy; pass/fail

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department Iowa Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.state.ia.us/nursing/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination- Registered Nurses); pass/fail
Additional requirements specific for schools? Special Education Nurse. The holder of this authorization is authorized to serve as a special education nurse to pupils requiring special education from birth to 21 (and to a maximum allowable age in accord with Iowa Code section 256B.8). The legalization for this support service personnel is through a statement of professional recognition (SPR) and not through teacher licensure. 1. Program requirements. Degree - baccalaureate in nursing or master's in nursing. 2. Current licensure in the state of Iowa by the board of nursing. 3. Two years - experience in public health nursing including service to schools or as a school nurse.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Licenced Occupational Therapist
State Department Iowa Department of Public Health: Bureau of Professional Licensure
State Department Hyperlink http://www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Physical-and-Occupational-Therapy
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Successful completion of a period of supervised field work experience at a recognized educational institution or a training program approved by the educational institution where the applicant met the academic requirements. For an occupational therapist, a minimum of six months of supervised field work experience is required.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBOCT) Certified Occupational Therapist Exam (Score of 450)
Additional requirements specific for schools? School Occupational Therapists are required to hold a Statement of Professional Recognition from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners: *The legalization for this support personnel is through a statement of professional recognition (SPR) and not through teacher licensure. (1) Degree or equivalent baccalaureate in occupational therapy. (2) Hold a valid license to practice occupational therapy in Iowa as granted by the division of licensure, state department of health.

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Licenced Physical Therapist
State Department Iowa Department of Public Health: Bureau of Professional Licensure
State Department Hyperlink http://www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Physical-and-Occupational-Therapy
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) passing score of 600
Additional requirements specific for schools? School Physical Therapists are required to hold a Statement of Professional Recognition from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners: * The legalization for this support service personnel is through a statement of professional recognition (SPR) and not through teacher licensure. (1) Degree or equivalent baccalaureate in physical therapy. (2) Holds a valid license to practice physical therapy in Iowa as granted by the division of licensure, Iowa public health department.

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Licensed Psychologist
State Department Iowa Department of Public Health
State Department Hyperlink http://www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Psychology
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). The ASPPB recommended passing scores are set at 500 for independent practice and 450 for supervised practice

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.iowa.gov/boee/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 21 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. The program shall include an approved human relations component. 2. The program must include preparation that contributes to the education of students with disabilities and students who are gifted and talented.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis Principles of Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood, passing score= 159

Social Worker – School

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate School Social Worker
State Department Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.iowa.gov/boee/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 21 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework General education (e.g., school law, foundations of education, methods, psychoeducational measurement, behavior management, child development). Special education (e.g., exceptional children, psychoeducational measurement, behavior management, special education regulations, counseling school-age children).
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Practicum experience. A practicum experience in a school setting under the supervision of an experienced school social work practitioner is required. The practicum shall include experiences that lead to the development of professional identity and the disciplined use of self. These experiences will include: assessment, direct services to children and families, consultation, staffing, community liaison and documentation. If a person has served two years as a school social worker, the practicum experience can be waived.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis Principles of Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood, passing score= 159

Social Worker – Bachelor level

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Bachelor level social worker
State Department Iowa Board of Social Work
State Department Hyperlink http://www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Social-Work
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The applicant is required to take and pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) examination at the appropriate level as follows: Bachelor level social worker - the basic level ASWB examination Passing score depends on the level of exam you're taking, and which version (form) of the exam you get. Generally, passing scores range from 93-106 correct of the 150 scored items.
Additional requirements specific for schools? An individual who meets the requirements of paragraph 15.7(5)b or 282-subrule 16.6(2) is authorized to serve as a school social worker to pupils from birth to age 21 (and to a maximum allowable age in accordance with Iowa Code section 256B.8): 1. An applicant must hold a master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work to include a minimum of 20 semester hours of coursework (including practicum experience) which demonstrates skills, knowledge, and competencies in the following areas: a. Assessment (e.g., social, emotional, behavioral, and familial). b. Intervention (e.g., individual, group, and family counseling). c. Related studies (e.g., community resource coordination, multidiscipline teaming, organizational behavior, and research). d. Education. *General education (e.g., school law, foundations of education, methods, psychoeducational measurement, behavior management, child development). *Special education (e.g., exceptional children, psychoeducational measurement, behavior management, special education regulations, counseling school-age children). e. Practicum experience. A practicum experience in a school setting under the supervision of an experienced school social work practitioner is required. The practicum shall include experiences that lead to the development of professional identity and the disciplined use of self. These experiences will include: assessment, direct services to children and families, consultation, staffing, community liaison and documentation. If a person has served two years as a school social worker, the practicum experience can be waived. 2. Completion of an approved human relations component is required. 3. The program must include preparation that contributes to the education of students with disabilities and students who are gifted and talented.

School Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate School Speech Language Pathologist
State Department Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.iowa.gov/boee/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 21 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework *An applicant must have completed the requirements in speech pathology and in the professional education sequence, i.e., 20 semester hours including student teaching/internship as a school speech-language pathologist. Courses in the following areas may be recognized for fulfilling the 20-hour sequence: 1. Curriculum courses (e.g., reading, methods, curriculum development). 2. Foundations (e.g., philosophy of education, foundations of education). 3. Educational measurements (e.g., school finance, tests and measurements, measures and evaluation of instruction). 4. Educational psychology (e.g., educational psychology, educational psychology measures, principles of behavior modification). 5. Courses in special education (e.g., introduction to special education, learning disabilities). 6. Child development courses (e.g., human growth and development, principles and theories of child development, history and theories of early childhood education). * General education courses (e.g., introduction to psychology, sociology, history, literature, humanities) will not be credited toward fulfillment of the required 20 hours. *The applicant must complete an approved human relations component. *The program must include preparation that contributes to the education of individuals with disabilities and the gifted and talented.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Complete at least 20 semester hours of coursework in the professional education sequence, including student teaching/internship as a school speech-language pathologist or audiologist.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis Principles of Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood, passing score= 159

Licensed Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Licensed Speech Pathologist
State Department Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Licenses, Iowa Board of Speech Pathology & Audiology
State Department Hyperlink http://www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Speech-Pathology-and-Audiology
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Not less than four hundred hours of supervised clinical training in speech pathology as a student in an accredited school, college, or universit
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology exam (Score of 600)
Additional requirements specific for schools? 1. Must possess a master's degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university. 2. Complete at least 20 semester hours of coursework in the professional education sequence, including student teaching/internship as a school speech-language pathologist.

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Visually disabled endorsement
State Department Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.iowa.gov/boee/
Type of License/Certificate Endorsement
Age Range Birth - 21 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. Foundations of special education. 2. Characteristics of learners. 3. Assessment, diagnosis and evaluation. 4. Methods and strategies. 5. Managing student behavior and social interaction skills. 6. Communication and collaborative partnerships. 7. Transitional collaboration.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Student teaching in programs across the age levels of this endorsement. If the student teaching program has a unique age-level emphasis (e.g., K-8 or 5-12), there must be planned activities which incorporate interactive experiences at the other age level.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Praxis Principles of Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood, passing score= 159 2. Praxis II: Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge, passing score= 162 3. Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, passing score=163