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College of Education in Iowa (U.S. News & World Report)

Top-Ranked College of Education in Iowa

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93 %

job/graduate school placement rate

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# 35

Best public university in the country (U.S. News & World Report)

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Katharine Broton discusses her research on food insecurity. 

Jonathan Templin speaks about adaptive assessment.


Samantha Pedek, Spring 2023 Student Commencement Speaker, stands at a podium, dressing in commencement garb, speaking to the audience.

Pedek overcomes adversity, finds 'true calling' of teaching at Iowa

Samantha Pedek knew she wanted to be a teacher ever since third grade. However, the 2023 graduate with a Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education experienced a winding path and challenges along the way.

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College of Education graduate programs move up in latest national rankings

Five University of Iowa programs, including the College of Education’s Rehabilitation Counseling program which came in at No. 3, received a top-10 ranking in the recently released U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2024.

Dignitaries pose for a photo to recognize the launch of a new cooperative agreement with Kosovo.

USAID taps UI experts to connect higher education and private sector in Kosovo and Iowa

More than 20 University of Iowa faculty, students, and staff will be working with colleagues at universities in Kosovo over the next five years to strengthen ties between higher education and the private sector, thanks to a $4 million cooperative agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnering with Iowa State University and the Kosova Education Center.

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UI REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) is a comprehensive transition program for students ages 18-25 years old with intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities.



University of Iowa Grandparents University®

Thursday, July 13, 2023 8:00am to 4:30pm
The University of Iowa is hosting its first-ever Grandparents University®. Hawkeye grandparents and grandchildren, ages 8–14 years old, can experience student life together while taking part in educational, fun, and unique activities. View courses: This one-day event—Thursday, July 13—will provide exclusive experiences in arts and humanities, health and wellness, and science that are meaningful to both the young and young at heart. Create lasting memories...

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