Master Educator Premium

The Master Educator Premium was established in 2015 through the enactment of Section 33-1004I, Idaho Code, to recognize and financially reward experienced, exemplary educators that are able to show evidence of effective teaching and professional practice.

Final deadline for this fiscal year was July 5, 2019, 5pm. Submissions are now closed. Portfolios submitted after the final deadline may be updated and resubmitted for consideration in FY21.
Awardees will be notified in September.

Idaho Code §33-1004I establishes a Master Educator Premium and the minimum requirements for eligibility. To be eligible for the Master Educator Premium an individual must:

  • be employed as a certificated instructional staff member or pupil service staff member in an Idaho public school,
  • have eight or more of experience years of teaching experience provided that the three (3) years immediately preceding the award must be continuous and in Idaho. The remainder of the teaching experience making up the eight (8) years must have been earned in Idaho or in a compact-member state pursuant to section 33-4101, Idaho Code;
  • be able to demonstrate mastery of instructional techniques for no fewer than three (3) of the previous five (5) years of instruction through:
    • Artifacts demonstrating evidence of effective teaching; and
    • Successful completion of an annual individualized professional learning plan; and

Additionally, as applicable to the type of certification:

  • A majority of an instructional staff employee’s students must meet measurable student achievement as defined in section 33-1001, Idaho Code, for no fewer than three (3) of the previous five (5) years.
  • A majority of a pupil service staff employee’s students must meet measurable student achievement or measurable student success indicators, as defined in section 33-1001, Idaho Code, for no fewer than three (3) of the previous five (5) years.