Whether you’ve dreamt of being a teacher your whole life or you’ve just discovered your passion for education, the University of Iowa College of Education offers unique opportunities and experiences to help you become the best teacher you can be.

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Become a licensed teacher

Iowa's teacher education program is designed to help you become a licensed teacher in your state. Our full-time licensure specialists will guide you through the process. 

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Get classroom experience

Get into the classroom right away. Our teacher preparation programs offer more experiential opportunities than others in the state.

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Study abroad

Our Global Initiatives provide numerous opportunities to study abroad throughout your time in school, culminating with the chance to student teach around the world.

Find a program

For certificates, endorsements, and professional certifications, please browse our continuing education programs.


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"It's so nice getting that small college feel at a large university. Meeting teachers and peers who are genuine and passionate like me has made my college experience unforgettable!"
Quinn Linkvis

"I love the College of Education because of the sense of community. It is amazing to be around other students who share the same passion for teaching that I do."
Molly Walzer

Meet one of our outstanding Hawkeye Teachers, Elizabeth Johnson, and learn about the Teacher Leader Certificate.

Student support

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Academic advisors

Our advisors will walk with you throughout your time here, helping create a plan of study, making sure you are on track for graduation, and navigating the ins and outs of your education experience to meet your goals.

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Ambassador program

As part of the undergraduate Teacher Education Program, you can be a Hawkeye Teacher Student Ambassador and join a group of like-minded peers to gain leadership skills and experience in educational settings.

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Questions? Contact Us

Paul Waas, our dedicated recruitment specialist, can help.


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Get started now and become a licensed teacher.