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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.


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College of Education graduate programs receive high marks in latest national rankings

Twenty three University of Iowa programs, including three College of Education graduate programs, were ranked in the top 25 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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U.S. Department of Education grant addresses teacher shortage, diversifies workforce

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the UI College of Education a $1.26 million grant for a program that will partner with Iowa school districts, community colleges, and community partners. The program will support 40 high quality elementary teachers through coursework and field experiences, resulting in a Bachelor of Arts, a teaching license, and a K12 ESL endorsement in Iowa. 

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UI College of Education’s online programs move up 14 spots in latest rankings

The University of Iowa College of Education’s online academic graduate programs have earned national recognition and are now ranked among the best in the country.

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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.



The LSEP Design Expo and Symposium

Friday, April 26, 2024 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Lindquist Center
Have you ever wanted to learn how, when, or why people learn both in and outside of school? Now is your chance to find out the latest in design and context during our bi-annual LSEP design expo and symposium event! Graduate students in the LSEP program will present their design posters and research talks.
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Macbride Nature Challenge

Saturday, April 27, 2024 9:00am to 12:00pm
Macbride Nature Recreation Area
Join us on Saturday, April 27 to explore and document the diverse habitats of Macbride Nature Recreation Area (MNRA). Wander the trails and take photos of plants, animals, and other life forms living at MNRA using the free iNaturalist app. This event is part of a global community science project, called the City Nature Challenge, that includes 700+ cities around the world. UI staff will be onsite to assist with trail wayfinding, app assistance, and some species identification. When:  Saturday...
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College of Education Undergraduate Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 2024 4:00pm
Hancher Auditorium
College of Education Undergraduate Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony is held at the end of the fall and spring semesters to recognize all of the graduating Teacher Education Program students. Doors will open one hour prior to ceremony start; please check back for additional information.

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