According to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BoEE), "All coaches (Paid OR VOLUNTEER) are required to have either a coaching authorization or a coaching endorsement listed on a valid teaching license."
WITCC offers credit courses for students pursuing either the Coaching Authorization or Coaching Endorsement. While everyone takes these same courses and must complete the same requirements, a coaching endorsement is added to a teacher's teaching license once the required coursework for college credit and other requirements are met.
Both the Endorsement & Authorization require the theory of coaching and ethics, human growth and development, structure and function of the human body, care and prevention of athletic injures.
In order to receive a Coaching Authorization or Coaching Endorsement, the Board of Educational Examiners (BoEE) requirements include:
- Applicants must be over 18 years old
- Concussion course - a free course offered through the National Federation of State High School Association
- BoEE Application - $85 fee
- FBI Background Check - $75 fee.