Department Profile


The graduate program prepares teachers for service in diverse settings, equipping them with God-centered reflective and transformative skills, knowledge, and dispositions for teaching, learning, and leading.

Program Accreditation and Licensure


 The Dordt College Master of Education program is approved by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Iowa Department of Education.


The Dordt College Master of Educational Leadership degree with its concentration in Teacher Leadership has been approved by the Iowa Department of Education. Six semester hours of this program meet the requirements to convert an initial license to a Standard license within the State of Iowa. The program also meets the master's degree requirement for the Master Educator's License.

The School Leadership program leads to the Initial Administrator license in the State of Iowa. The Initial Administrator license is the entry level license for all new administrative licensees in the State of Iowa.

For more information on licensure, see the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners' site.