College of Education in Iowa
Total student enrollment
Student to faculty ratio
Your opportunity to make a difference starts here at our top-ranked College of Education. Choose from more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsements, certificates, and online programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation.
To deliver a personal, affordable, and top-ranked education for students who want to collaborate with renowned faculty to solve problems and effect change in the field of education in our community, our country, and around the world.
A world-class college of education: leading research, engaging our communities, and preparing education and mental health professionals for innovation and impact.
In planning, setting priorities, and carrying out every aspect of its mission, the College of Education is guided by these eight interdependent commitments:
In 1847, Iowa legislators created the State University of Iowa, the state’s first public institution of higher education to provide teacher training. To learn more about our rich legacy through an interactive timeline, visit:
Experience a Research 1 university where you get the best of a Big Ten atmosphere with a personal touch and strong sense of community and Hawkeye pride. Our college is home to a number of research centers, including the new Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, highlighting the college’s expertise in school and community mental health and counseling, among many other areas.
Learn more about our research and innovation.
Centers and Initiatives
- Belin-Blank Center
- Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment
- Center for Evaluation and Assessment
- Center for Research on Undergraduate Education
- Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
- Iowa Reading Research Center
- Iowa Testing Programs
- Anti-Racism Collaborative
- Multicultural Initiatives Research Team
- Rural Psychology Collaborative
Faculty research productivity, 2020-21
books, chapters, and peer-reviewed publications
million awarded in research grants
|UI REACH students||63|
|Undergraduate ethnic minority||14% (99)|
|Undergraduate international||0% (1)|
|Graduate resident||56% (366)|
|Graduate ethnic minority||20% (129)|
|Graduate international||13% (87)|
|Undergraduate - Teacher Education Program||94%|
|Master's and PhD (2020)||100%|
|Bachelors of Arts or Science||212|
|Master of Arts, Master of Teaching, and Master of Science degrees||132|
|EdDs and PhDs||51|
Teacher Education Program edTPA pass rate
National modeled edTPA pass rate is 83.5%.
The edPTA assessment is a rigorous, performance-based process students complete during student teaching.
First Generation Students (undergraduate)
Our Faculty and Staff
- 65 Tenured and tenure-track
- 21 Clinical track
- 95 Other Non-Tenure Track
- 75 Teaching Assistant
- 100 Research Assistant
- 162 Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant
- 23 Other
- 112 professional and scientific, and merit staff members
*As of fall 2021
Iowa Performance Excellence Leadership Award (Tier 4)
In recognition of the college’s commitment to continuous improvement, its contributions to the improvement of organizations across Iowa, and for participation in the Baldridge Excellence Program, Iowa Quality Center.
Students study with our nationally and internationally renowned faculty in four departments:
The College of Education’s Strategic Plan includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The college is working intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative.
From July 2, 2020 through June 30, 2021, 1,003 College of Education alumni and friends came together to commit $2.7 million in donations to support current and future generations of education students, faculty, and innovative programs and initiatives.
240 South Madison Street (South of the Pentacrest)
Iowa City, IA
Blank Honors Center
221 North Clinton (North of the Pentacrest)
Iowa City, IA
The Belin-Blank Center is located on the fifth and sixth floors.
The Iowa Reading Research Center is located on the third floor.