Become a part of the #1 College of Education in Iowa and join a network of more than 28,000 alumni across the state, nation, and world. With a variety of options for licensure, undergraduate degrees, and master's degrees, we have the right program for you.

Degrees with Licensure

Become a teacher! These degree programs prepare you for initial teacher licensure with extensive training and practicum experiences. 

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Elementary Education

The Education B.A. in Elementary Education gives students knowledge in literacy, math, science, and social studies and prepares you for teaching in K-8 classrooms. Students take a variety of courses relating to classroom technology, management, and a teaching practicum. Every course, field experience, and practicum opportunity offered through the Elementary Education major and endorsements are intended to give students the confidence and capabilities to be effective teachers.

Students can choose from a range of additional endorsements, including: art, language arts, mathematics, music, physical education, reading, science, social science (history or social science), speech communication/theater, and special education.

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Secondary Education

Secondary education degrees are dual degrees. You will earn a degree in your chosen content area in addition to an education degree which prepares you to teach grades 5-12.

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Bachelor's and Master's Degree (U2G)

The combined B.A./M.A.T. or B.A./M.A. Undergraduate-to-Graduate (U2G) program offers students the opportunity to earn their B.A. in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Math, or Physics plus a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Education or a B.A. in Elementary Education with a special education subprogram and the M.A. in teaching and learning with a special education subprogram in as little as five years. The usual period of study for both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s degree is six years. Through careful planning, many of the courses required for the M.A.T. or M.A. programs can be taken during the undergraduate years, creating an opportunity to focus the fifth year of study on the comprehensive and student teaching requirements.

If you don't find the program you're looking for, please visit our program finder page to browse and search all degree options.

Additional Majors and Minors

These programs are for those interested in education and related fields, but who are not seeking teacher licensure preparation.

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Education Studies and Human Relations major

The multidisciplinary Education Studies and Human Relations major fits those looking to enter a helping profession, but who do not wish to pursue classroom teaching.

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Science Studies

The Science Studies B.S. is intended for students considering jobs in informal learning settings, such as park naturalists or museum educators, or who want a broad foundation of science knowledge for science teaching.

Kinnick Cain, of Des Moines, and music education major David Nicholson, of West Des Moines, play with the "shakers" at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
Human Relations Minor

The Human Relations minor gives students in fields that value human interaction, such as psychology or business, training in the specialty of human relations.

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Educational Psychology Minor

The Educational Psychology minor provides an enriched background in educational psychology, educational testing, and research methods in education.


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Finance Your Education

Iowa’s tuition and fees are among the lowest in the Big Ten, and there are numerous scholarships and levels of financial aid available.

Undergraduate Tuition

These are the estimated 2020-21 costs of attending the University of Iowa for an undergraduate student enrolled full time (12 or more semester hours) for the fall and spring semesters. These figures include a one-time University Records and Document Fee of $225 for new students.

Tuition and fees vary for international students. Tuition and fees for part-time and online students (enrolled for fewer than 12 semester hours per semester) are assessed based on the number of semester hours.

  • Iowa Residents: $9,830
  • Nonresidents: $31,793

For more information on associated costs of living, please visit the Admissions' finance page. 

Graduate Tuition

Graduate tuition varies by program. Please see the Tuition and Fees Tables for specific program costs.

There are additional costs for Teacher Education students. Please contact your advisor for information.

Numerous scholarships are available as well. Please visit the university's scholarships page for information. Numerous college-specific scholarships are available on our college scholarships page.

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