The University of Iowa College of Education prepares graduate students to become the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their field. As a Big Ten research institution, the college offers master’s, specialist, and doctoral programs that consistently rank in the nation’s top 20. With small class sizes, students have direct access to world-renowned faculty and their research projects.

Programs by Focus

School Community and Leadership

Looking to make a difference in a school setting without being a classroom teacher? These graduate degree options will help you become a leader in your school community and further your career as a principal, superintendent, school psychologist, and more.

Counseling and Mental Health

Our counseling and mental health degree options will help you become a licensed mental health professional and prepare you to train the next generation of mental health counselors.


Higher Education and Policy

Our higher education and policy degree options will kickstart your career in higher education, preparing you to become a professor, higher education administrator, and teach you to examine the social and cultural factors involved in educational policy.


Our teaching degree options will help you develop new skills and further your career as an educator. Our graduate programs will extend your knowledge in your content area, best-practice teaching, and rigorous research methods.


Programs by Degree Type

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Tuition and Financial Support

The College of Education offers nearly $3 million in assistantships to its students, along with Teach Grants, fellowships and resources to assist with outside funding. The Office of Education Services has general financial aid information and your department and/or program can discuss the best opportunities within your field of study.

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