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

College of Education Blood Drive

Wednesday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., N293 and N295 Lindquist Center

Brown Bag Luncheon: A Day in the Life of a Teacher Leader

Wednesday, February 10, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Diversity Committee Meeting - Presentation by Shawn Datchuk

Wednesday, February 10, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 137 Lindquist Center (South)

ICATER App Webinar: Snap Type

Wednesday, February 10, 3:00 p.m., Live online and archived

Introduction to SPSS

Wednesday, February 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 2523 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

A Luncheon with Margaret Wertheim

Thursday, February 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., N116 Lindquist Center (Professional Development Area)

Accommodations, Adaptations, and Modifications (AAM)

Monday, February 15, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., N110 Lindquist Center (conference room, TLC Commons) N116 Lindquist Center (Professional Development Area)

Google Classroom Series: Digital Citizenship and Thinking Beyond the Textbook

Tuesday, February 16, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., TLC Commons, N110 Lindquist Center

3D Classroom

Tuesday, February 16, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., N110 Lindquist Center (TLC Commons)

Ph.D. Thesis Defense - Charles Bermingham

Wednesday, February 17, 9:00 a.m., 350 Lindquist Center

Faculty Research Series: Bardhoshi, Locke, Kivlighan

Friday, February 17, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Emeriti Panel for Assistant Professors "What I Wish I Knew Early in My Career"

Wednesday, February 17, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., 204 Lindquist Center (South)

Instructional Technology Series: Modeling and Facilitating Use of Digital Tools

Wednesday, February 17, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., TLC Commons, N110 Lindquist Center

Introduction to R

Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 2523 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

ICATER App Webinar: Zoom (Chrome)

Wednesday, February 17, 3:00 p.m., Live online and archived

2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Symposium

February 18-19, 2016, N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Celebration of Black History: Living Museum with the Dream Center

Saturday, February 20, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Robert A. Lee Rec Center, 220 S Gilbert St.

Ph.D. Thesis Defense – Gun Sung Lee

Monday, Feb. 22, 2:00 p.m., 334 Center for Disabilities and Development

The Developing Eye: Vision and Learning Related Problems

Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., 110 North Lindquist Center (TLC Commons)

ICATER App Webinar: Autismate 365

Wednesday, February 24, 3:00 p.m., Live online and archived


Lia Plakans and her book Assessment Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching

Lia Plakans releases new book on second language assessment issues

The book, focusing on assessment issues important to language teachers and language testers, is intended as a resource and supplemental text.