The deciding factor, Warren said, will be the recommendation of a "young trans person" she tasks with interviewing potential nominees.
Warren explained how it will work during a stop at the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids.
"For my Secretary of Education, the first, it has to be someone who's taught in a public school," Warren told the crowd as she raised her right arm for applause. "Hello!
"And part two, because it came from a young trans person who asked about welcoming community, I said it starts with the Secretary of Education, who has a lot to do with where we spend our money, with what gets advanced in our public schools, with what the standards are," she continued.
"And I said, I'm going to have a Secretary of Education that this young trans person interviews, on my behalf, and only if this person believes that our … Secretary of Education nominee is committed to creating a welcoming environment, a safe environment, and a full educational curriculum for everyone, will that person actually be advanced to be Secretary of Education," Warren said with another fist pump.