Dean's Welcome

Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D. Interim Dean

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

At its heart, education is a vigorous and courageous preparation to succeed in a world that does not yet exist. We, at the University of Iowa College of Education, welcome those who want to make a difference in our changing world.

For more than 165 years, our world-class faculty, staff, students, and alumni have been at the forefront of national and global initiatives such as standardized testing, gifted education, assistive technology, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, and more. For us, “Leaders. Scholars. Innovators.” is not just a tagline but a commitment—a commitment to helping our students become the leaders, scholars and innovators of tomorrow.

I encourage you to explore our website and get to know our people and our programs. You will find our university is exciting and affordable and our highly ranked college has caring and dedicated faculty and staff. Discover our many cutting-edge programs and certifications with online options and flexibility to accommodate your aspirations. We are dedicated to providing you with the skills, creativity, and resolve to be effective in your future.

I hope to welcome you soon as one of our own.

Best wishes,



Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D.