Admission Requirements & Application Instructions

Becoming a Hawkeye Teacher

All students (undergraduate, post-bachelorette, graduate) pursuing teacher licensure must apply to the University of Iowa and the Teacher Education Program at the College of Education. Visit the Teacher Education Program Admission & Application page for more information and instructions.

Admissions Contact

Office of Education
​​​​​​N310 Lindquist Center

Each graduate degree program has its own admission deadlines and requirements. See a list of all of our degree options on the Academic Programs page. Contact the Office of Student Services with questions about your application.


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Financial Support

The College of Education offers nearly $3 million in fellowships, assistantships, scholarships, and other awards to its students. These awards celebrate outstanding student achievement in areas such as academic performance, research, student leadership, community service and citizenship, and contributions to all areas of education.

To apply for financial aid funds that are awarded by the UI Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA), you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after applications open (October 1, 2017 for 2018-2019). Some funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for detailed instructions and assistance.

Thank you to alumni, donors,  and friends of the College of Education for their generosity.  We were able to provide scholarships totaling over $300, 000 for undergraduate and graduate students for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The application for most of the scholarships opens late in fall semester, and awards are celebrated in the spring. 

A variety of assistantships and grants are awarded in the College of Education each year. Appointments are usually made in late spring for the coming academic year. 


Students who wish to work while attending the University of Iowa will find job opportunities on the University campus and in the local Iowa City/Coralville community. 


Featured Awards

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Awards for Veterans

The Ernie T. Pascarella Military Veteran Promise Award acknowledges veterans who seek to make contributions through a new career in civilian life with their study in the UI College of Education.

The Paul Larson Military/Veteran Student Scholarships provides funds to assist veterans and military students achieve success in their studies at the College of Education.

Noyce Scholars
Noyce STEM Scholarships

The nationally recognized Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship at the University of Iowa provides $12,000 per academic year in scholarship support to exceptional science, technology, and engineering students who plan on teaching science in a high-need school district after graduation.

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K-12 ESL Endorsement Support

The University of Iowa’s EL Bridge Project incorporates and teaches best practices for working with students who are English Language Learners in science, mathematics, and special education. Current TEP students could be eligible for partial tuition support to pursue a K-12 ESL endorsement.