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 Student Services

The Office of Student 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 Student 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

We Are Phil - Cupcake and Coffee Celebration

Monday, October 5, 3:00 p.m., N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Faculty & Staff Homecoming Potluck

Tuesday, October 6, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Selecting and Creating Instructional Materials for Electronic Delivery

Tuesday, October 6, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

IEP Compliance and Transition Services for Students with Disabilities

Thursday, October 8, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

iPad: iTunes U Update

Friday, October 9, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., 204 Lindquist Center (South)

Homecoming 2015

Saturday, October 10, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Krause Family Plaza, Kinnick Stadium

Google Tools: Digital Citizenship & Thinking Beyond the Textbook

Monday, October 12, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., 104 Lindquist Center (South)

ABC’s of CBM (Curriculum Based Measures)

Tuesday, October 13, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

Optional Student Teaching Registration Meeting for Fall 2016

Tuesday, October 13, 3:45 – 5:00 p.m., N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Digital Tools that Support Learning

Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

iPad: iBooks Author Update

Monday, October 19, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., 204 Lindquist Center (South)

Competency Based Education

Thursday, October 22, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

Changing Behaviors through Collaborative Problem Solving

Friday, October 23, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

Self-Care & Staying Healthy

Tuesday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Customizing Student Learning Activities

Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

Assistive Technology for the K-12 Classroom

Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

19th Annual International Day -The Human Right to Life, Liberty and Security of Person

Tuesday, November 3, 2015. The Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville, IA

Technology-Based Resources for Assessment and Evaluation

Tuesday, November 3, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Google Tools: Have a Mostly Paperless Classroom

Thursday, November 5, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation

Thursday, November 5, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Hardin Library, Room 401