Iowa Reading K-8 Endorsement

Step one: Express your interest

To be notified about new Reading Endorsement course offerings, please complete the online interest form on the Overview tab and we will contact you as information becomes available. Students may begin the course sequence in the Summer or Fall semester.

Step two: Determine the courses you need

The best way to get started with regard to the Iowa K-8 Reading Endorsement is to work with Cathy Humke in the Registrar's Office at 319-273-2245 or to determine the courses you need to take to complete the endorsement.

Step three: Enroll in a course

The next step is to enroll in a course. Enrollment for the Summer 2015 courses will open late-Spring 2015. Complete the form on the Overview tab and we will notify you with enrollment details when they become available.

Questions about enrollment can be directed to, 319-273-2504 or 800-772-1746.

What to expect

After your transcripts are analyzed and your requirements are determined, program coordinator Deb Tidwell will work with you to map out a program of study that will lead to the endorsement.

Add the endorsement to your teaching license

After you have successfully completed the required endorsement courses, you may add the endorsement to your Iowa teaching license. Obtain the Application to Add an Endorsement from the Board of Educational Examiners. Print the application, complete Section I, attach the required fee (made payable to the Board of Educational Examiners) and mail the form and fee to:

Office of the Registrar
115 Gilchrist Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0006

Upon receipt of your application, the Record Analyst will complete the institutional section and forward the form and fee to the Board of Educational Examiners in Des Moines for processing. The Board of Educational Examiners will send the updated license directly to you at the address listed on your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Humke, Record Analyst, at 319-273-2245 or