Dean Daniel Clay in suit and tie

Message from the Dean

College of Education Dean Daniel Clay reflects upon the importance of community and how students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and community and corporate partners are collaborating, exemplifying "Together Hawkeyes."

Costa Rica

Growing global

The College of Education’s Global Education Initiatives strengthen existing partnerships and create new opportunities for students and faculty, including programs in Costa Rica, Finland, Ghana, the UK, Japan, Kosovo, and Norway, among other collaborations. Video included.

Linda and Dale Baker stand near a boat.

Linda R. Baker honored as global education champion

Linda R. Baker, alumna, champion of global education, philanthropist, and long-time supporter of the University of Iowa, is the recipient of the 2023 International Impact Award for her efforts to foster cultural competency and global awareness.

Amira Nash stands outside of the Lindquist Center.

International education leader lauded

Amira Nash, alumna and associate director of partnerships and programs at the Baker Teacher Leader Center, is a recipient of the 2023 Global Student Award. The award recognizes one undergraduate and one graduate student who are leaders deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad.

Dignitaries gather at the National Library in Prishtina, Kosovo for the  Private Sector Partnership for Strengthening Higher Education.

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

More than 20 University of Iowa faculty, students, and staff are working with colleagues at universities in Kosovo to strengthen ties between higher education and the private sector.

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Education through adventure

In an increasingly online world, there are still some experiences technology cannot replicate. UI WILD provides students with unique and valuable outdoor education experiences. Video included.

A group of new College of Education facult in the Lindquist Center Courtyard.

New faculty join the College of Education

The College of Education welcomes new faculty who bring decades of expertise, cutting-edge research, and innovative teaching to our community.

Students sit at a seminar in the Belin-Blank Center.

Exceptional Hawkeyes

The Belin-Blank Center’s Academy for Twice-Exceptionality strives to ensure that neurodiverse students have a positive and fulfilling college experience.

Cooper Reaves shoots a basketball.

Athletics and UI REACH: a slam dunk for students with disabilities

Cooper Reaves always wanted to be a Hawkeye. Thanks to the UI REACH program and a student manager internship with “Bluder’s Bunch,” that dream is a reality.

An auditorium full of educators sit in the Iowa Memorial Union watching a presentation on the Science of Reading.

Literacy leaders in Iowa

The Iowa Reading Research Center encourages the use of systematic, evidence-based instructional methods to help ensure that all students, regardless of background or identity, have the best chance of becoming proficient readers and writers.

#1 College of Education in Iowa

By The Numbers

Check out the College of Education’s 2022-2023 By the Numbers to see the impact of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

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John Deere Foundation, Iowa join forces to boost school mental health

The John Deere Foundation supports teachers and students with a gift to the University of Iowa’s nationally leading Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, a partnership between the Iowa Board of Regents, Iowa Department of Education, and the University of Iowa’s College of Education.

Kristen Rickey

Rickey named 2022-23 Iowa Superintendent of the Year

Kristen Rickey, alumna and superintendent of the West Delaware Community School District, has been named the 2022-23 Iowa Superintendent of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.

A group photo of UI alumni over the age of 80 being honored, sitting in a row of chairs.

Clothier, Townsend honored in ‘Eight Over 80’ celebration

Two University of Iowa College of Education Alumni – Elizabeth Clothier and Orville “Speedy” Townsend – were among eight University of Iowa alumni honored during the 2023 Eight Over 80 Awards Celebration.

Alumna and veteran John Mikelson in front of a U.S. flag

Mikelson honored as small business champion for veterans

Alumnus John Mikelson retired from the Army in 2004, but he has never stopped helping veterans and service members get the support they need. That's why he was recognized as the 2023 Small Business Administration Veterans Small Business Champion of the Year.