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Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Master Educator Teaching License

Lic/Auth Type
Requirements - First Issuance

Master's degree and 5 years of teaching experience.

In most cases the holder of a Standard Teaching License will convert to the Master Educator License at the next renewal after meeting the requirements.

5 years

Full teaching instruction within grade levels and endorsements listed on the license. Also holds substitute authority including long-term subbing.


4 renewal credits (or 2 renewal credits if the applicant holds a doctor's or specialist's degree) and the mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse.


Yes - if more time is needed to complete renewal requirements.