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Teacher Career Establishment Grant Eligibility

This grant is open to all eligible classroom teachers. Applicants are not required to have loans owned or serviced by Iowa Student Loan or to have graduated from an Iowa college or university.

Applicant Eligibility

The application period for teachers who began their first teaching jobs in 2013 – 2014 has ended. The future status of this program will be determined in summer 2014. Please check back then for updated information.

Eligible Shortage Areas

Eligible teaching areas are those designated as classroom subject shortage areas by the Iowa Department of Education. The eligible teaching areas listed below are effective January 2014 and do not impact previous award recipients.

Grade Level General Education Endorsements
Preschool Only Early Childhood 100, 103, 106
K – 12 English as a Second Language 104
K – 12 Talented and Gifted 107
5 – 8 Mathematics 1822
5 – 8 Science (All) 1823
5 – 8 English / Language Arts (All) 1821
5 – 8 Social Studies 1824
5 – 12 Family and Consumer Sciences 139
5 – 12 Industrial Technology 140
5 – 12 Mathematics 143
5 – 12 Science (All) 152 – 156, 185
5 – 12 Health 138
5 – 12 Agriculture 112

Grade Level General Education Endorsements
All Instructional Strategist I 260 – 267
All Instructional Strategist II LD-BD
All Instructional Strategist II MD
All Instructional Strategist II PD
PreK – K Early Childhood Special Education
Birth – 21 Itinerant Hearing Impaired
Birth – 21 Itinerant Visually Impaired
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