A powerful and personal education within a Big Ten Research Institution

Our graduates go on to become leaders in teaching, educational administration, counseling, psychology, student development, higher education, measurement and testing, and more. As part of a Big Ten research institution, we are proud to offer a personal, affordable, and top-ranked education for undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 78 different countries, including a growing number of distance learners.

Rankings

The 2017 U.S.News & World Report America's Best Graduate Schools" ranked the University of Iowa College of Education 42nd best among schools granting doctoral degrees and the 32nd best College of Education among public universities.

College of Education programs also continue to rank highly. Top ranking programs as compared to other universities include:

In the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, four of the University of Iowa College of Education’s online master’s degree programs were ranked #1 in Iowa and 18th best in the nation. This includes the following: the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership; the Master of Art in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency; the Master of Arts in Learning Sciences; and the Master of Arts in Educational Measurement and Statistics.

The Secondary Education teacher preparation program is in the top 2 percent nationally and the Elementary Education teacher preparation program is ranked in the top 6 percent nationally.