Whether you’ve been dreaming 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.

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


Offering extensive training and classroom experiences, our programs prepare you for initial teacher licensure. With small class sizes and world-class research expertise, you can be confident entering the workforce.

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Meet Our Students

Our students share a love for education, whether it's the ABC's or high school physics. 

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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

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"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

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Meet a Student

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

Student Support

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Academic Advising

We have four full-time academic advisors dedicated specifically to the college. 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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Teacher Licensure

All teachers must be licensed in the state where they want to teach. We have two full-time, licensure specialists dedicated to helping guide you through the steps to initial teacher licensure. Whether you want to teach in Iowa, Illinois, Texas, or Costa Rica, they can help.

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Recruitment Specialist

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Our recruitment specialist is here to help. Call, text, or email with any questions.

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