Department of Teaching and Learning

In the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa, we are preparing today's teachers for tomorrow's schools. With a variety of certification areas at both the undergraduate and graduate level, we have the right program for you. We provide the opportunity to learn cutting-edge teaching technologies from experienced faculty. In addition, our faculty conduct cutting edge research, securing millions of dollars in external funding. Whether applying to an elementary or high school as a beginning teacher or a research university as a faculty member, our graduates are in high demand.

We welcome you to explore our programs, read about our faculty, and get to know our students and alumni.

"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today" --Malcolm X

Becoming a Teacher

Undergraduate teacher certification programs offer a major in elementary education and seven secondary areas, including art education, English education, foreign language education, mathematics education, music education, science education, and social studies education.

BA/MAT Combined Program (4+1)

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the College of Education at The University of Iowa offer students the opportunity to earn their Bachelor's in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Science, or Mathematics plus a Master's degree in Education in as little as five years.

Graduate Programs: Ph.D. & M.A.

Students come to the College because they want to make a difference in this world. They excel both academically and professionally. Evidence of their success is all around us - our graduates teach in almost every Iowa school district, in every state in the nation, and in countries throughout the world.

Office of Education Services

The Office of Education Services coordinates the procedures for admission to programs in the College of Education at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels.


The University of Iowa REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) Program is a two-year, transition certificate program for students with multiple intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities. UI REACH provides a campus experience to empower young adults to become independent, engaged members of the community. 

Office of Student Field Experiences

The Office of Student Field Experiences, a division of the Office of Education Services, has responsibility for facilitating pre-student teaching field experiences (practicums) and student teaching placements for the following educational program areas: elementary, art, English, ESL, foreign language, math, music, science, social studies, and special education.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Night STEM Series — Project Based Learning

Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., N140 Lindquist Center (TLC)

Thesis Defense: Wendy McGinnis

Wednesday, April 1, 10:00 a.m., 350 Lindquist Center

Assistive iPad Webinar: All About Me Storybook

Wednesday, April 1, 3:00 p.m.

Faculty Research Series 2014-2015: Faculty Research Award Presentation

Thursday, April 2, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

EndNote Drop-In Discussion Week

March 30 - April 2, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., N186 Lindquist Center