The mission of the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners is to establish and enforce rigorous standards for Iowa educational practitioners to effectively address the needs of students.

We Believe:

  • that an effective licensure system is efficient, innovative, and responsive to needs of students and educators.
  • in collaboration with other organizations to improve professional development and preparation programs.
  • that education is a profession.
  • that establishing ethical standards protects students and practitioners.


  • The Board will develop rules for practitioner licensure that maintain high standards, are research based and provide flexibility in attainment.
  • The Board will develop a communication plan for the dissemination of information to its constituent groups.
  • The board will develop a plan to align BOEE goals with the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa colleges of education.