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

Queering the Curriculum – Understanding LGBTQ Issues in the Schools

Monday, November 30, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., 204 Lindquist Center (South)

Ph.D. Thesis Defense - Islam Aly

Tuesday, December 1, 8:30 a.m., 1022 Studio Arts

Technology Integration: Diversity and Cultural Understanding

Tuesday, December 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

Staff and Faculty Pizza Party

Wednesday, December 2, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., 204 Lindquist Center (South)

Ph.D. Thesis Defense - Amanda Berns

Wednesday, December 2, 12:00 p.m., 610 Belin Blank Center

Ph.D. Thesis Defense - Jay Gorsh

Wednesday, December 2, 2:00 p.m., N293 Lindquist Center

Ph.D. Thesis Defense - Dong Hyuk Shin

Wednesday, December 2, 3:30 p.m., 204 Lindquist Center (South)

Acquiring Accessible Digital Materials: What to Look for! What to ask for!

Thursday, December 3, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., 106 Lindquist Center (South)

Ph.D. Thesis Defense – Jee Hyung Suh

Wednesday, December 3, 1:30 p.m., N259 Lindquist Center

iPad: EasyBib iOS App

Thursday, December 3, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., 104 Lindquist Center (South)

Special Site Spring 2016 Student Teaching Orientation Meeting

Thursday, December 3, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

New Directions in Career Teacher Development

Thursday December 3, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., 204 Lindquist Center (South)

Ph.D. Thesis Defense - Tingting Chen

Friday, December 4, 1:30 p.m., N262 Lindquist Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Research Symposium - Call for Proposals Deadline

December 7, 5:00 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch: Reauthorization of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA): A Fresh Perspective from Area School Leaders

Tuesday December 8, 12:00 p.m., 204 Lindquist Center (South)

Elementary Spring 2016 Student Teaching Notification E-mail sent to students

Tuesday, December 8, 2016

Queering the Curriculum – Understanding LGBTQ Issues in the Schools

Tuesday, December 8, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., 104 Lindquist Center (South)

Technology Integration: Professional Growth and Leadership

Tuesday, December 8, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 104 Lindquist Center (South)

Mean Girls & Boys Will Be Boys: Raising Kids in The Culture of Mean

Thursday, December 10, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., N293 Lindquist Center

Secondary Spring 2016 Student Teaching Notification E-mail sent to students

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Steve Ferentz

Teaching Parallels Football

Steve Ferentz, an offensive lineman for the University of Iowa football team and a senior in the college of education, is a native to Iowa City, its football culture, and the constant recognition of his last name.