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, September 2, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Rooms N293 and N295 Lindquist Center

Apple: Tools for Utilizing iWork

Thursday, September 3, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center South

Dr. Ryan Wise - Director, Iowa Department of Education

Friday, September 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Technology Integration Policy and Standards

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

Introduction to R

Tuesday, September 8, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., N105 Lindquist Center

Book Talk: No House to Call My Home

Tuesday, September 8, 7:00 p.m. Prairie Lights, 15 South Dubuque St.

Drones in Education

Thursday, September 10, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

Problem Solving & Communication

Tuesday, September 15, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Tools for utilizing iLife on iPad

Tuesday, September 15, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 137 Lindquist Center South

Models of Technology Integration: TPCACK, SAMR, and HPC

Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m, 137 Lindquist Center (South)

Introduction to SPSS

Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., N105 Lindquist Center

Special Site Meetings for Spring 2016 – Four O’Clocks

September 14-16, 2015

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Wednesday, September 16, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

SMART Board Basics

Monday, September 21, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)

Self-Directed Lifelong Learning

Tuesday, September 22, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Introduction to SAS

Tuesday, September 22, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., N105 Lindquist Center

Panel Discussion: Secrets to Success for Beginning Elementary Teachers

Wednesday, September 23, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

Unmasking Micro-aggressions & Learning Cultural Humility

Friday, September 25, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., 2520 D University Conference Center, Old Capitol Town Centre

iPad: Evernote and Notability

Monday, September 28, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., 104 Lindquist Center (South)

Supporting Student Creativity with Technology

Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 137 Lindquist Center (South)