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Begin your career as a teacher or further your education with Iowa’s top-ranked College of Education. With our undergraduate degrees, online education opportunities, research experiences, and professional development, we have a program to fit wherever you are in your teaching career.

Undergraduate Degrees

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Elementary Education

Want to become an outstanding teacher who will truly realize the capabilities of every learner in your classroom? Learn more about how to become a Hawkeye Teacher in K-6 grade classrooms.

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Education Studies and Human Relations

The multidisciplinary Education Studies and Human Relations (ESHR) major provides a number of opportunities for students interested in a career in education or counseling-related fields, but do not wish to pursue K-12 classroom teaching.

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Science Studies

This BS in Science Studies is available to all undergraduates enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, but when completed in conjunction with the Science Education Teacher Education Program, is designed to satisfy content course requirements for teaching two or more science subjects. 

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Secondary Education

Secondary Education undergraduate programs prepare you to teach grades K-12 with a second degree in an area of specialization. 

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Art Education

Art education program for teaching grades K-12. 

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English Education

Writing and reading comprehension program.

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Mathematics Education

Teaching practice to develop mathematical understanding for all.

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Music Education

Music education program for K-12 vocal, instrumental, and general music.

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Science Education

Science teaching and learning programs.

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Social Studies Education

Social justice and history education programs.

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World Language Education

English as a second language (ESL), world language, and multilingual education programs.

Undergraduate to Graduate (U2G)

Earn your Bachelor and Master of Arts in Teaching in an accelerated 5-year plan. 

Online Programs

Online master's programs for working professionals.

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STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education

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Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency

Leaders for the future global community.

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Visit our degree finder for a complete listing of our programs, degrees, certificates, and endorsements.

Continuing Education

Numerous certificates, endorsements, and alternative pathway programs help prepare you for career shifts, advancements, and a competitive job marketplace.

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Certificates and Endorsements

Numerous certificates and endorsements allow you to gain additional areas of specialization needed in today's schools.

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Professional Development

Teacher's seeking Iowa Licensure Renewal Units can find a schedule of opportunities for effective training through the Baker Teacher leader Center.

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Regent's Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure (RAPIL) is a program for those with a BA looking for licensure.