Welcome to the Linda R. Baker Teacher Leader Center, a comprehensive professional development center and professional learning commons designed to create the next generation of 21st century teachers, leaders, scholars and innovators. The Teacher Leader Center adds value and vitality to the teacher education experience and enhances the marketability of our professional students and scholars through unique programs that are highly relevant to today’s education.


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Teacher Leader Certificate

The Teacher Leader Certificate is a series of competencies and experiences in the areas of assessment, technology, diversity and community engagement offered through workshops, and community partnerships to encourage strong classroom leadership skills among teacher education students.

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Professional Development for Teachers

Teachers can earn Iowa Licensure Renewal Credit through relevant, research and evidence-based professional development workshops and courses. For more information, click here.

*University of Iowa Alumni receive a 10% discount on all professional development courses and workshops offered through the Baker Teacher Leader Center.

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Anti-Racism Professional Educator Webinar Series

The Anti-Racism Professional Educator Webinar Series investigates the racism (psychological, social, physical, emotional) in U.S. schools and how it defines the current practices in schooling. We will explore the kinds of changes school personnel must make in their interactions, engagement, and environment to work towards anti-racism.

Learn about the Social Emotional Learning track in the Baker Teacher Leader Center.



Director, Global Education Initiatives
Director, Professional Development

Baker Teacher Leader Center
N110 Lindquist Center
College of Education
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242