Articles from 2017


Celebrating commencement

Seventy-one students completed the Teacher Education Program to be recommended to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for teacher licensure on Thursday, Dec. 14 during the inaugural University of Iowa College of Education Commencement Ceremony.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Katie Radtke

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Katie Radtke (MA ’15 Higher Education and Student Affairs).

Student speaker Elizabeth Halverson inspired by summer camp, UI’s literary reputation

Elizabeth Halverson (BA, major in English, English Education Teacher Education Program, TEP), who was chosen as the student speaker for the inaugural College of Education Commencement, wants to inspire her future students, just as former teachers inspired her.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Sierra Smith

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Sierra Smith (BA ’14 Psychology, MA ’16 Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences, certificate in Online Teaching).

UI College of Education grad aims to improve the lives of immigrant children

Ismenia Castelan's experiences as an English-language learner fueled her desire to work in a multilingual classroom – and her time at Iowa helped define her career path in elementary education.


"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Elizabeth Martinez-Podolsky

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Elizabeth Martinez-Podolsky (M.A.’12 HESA).

Oakdale Prison Choir shines light on beauty of transformation

Mary Cohen, associate professor of music education, shares how the Oakdale Prison Community Choir helps build communities of caring inside and outside prison walls.

'Where Do You Work?' Wednesday: Casey Leonard

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Casey Leonard (BFA ’13 Studio Art and Art Education).

Elizabeth Schupp named Teacher of Promise

The Iowa World Language Association presented the 2017 Michael Oates Teacher of Promise Award to Elizabeth Schupp (MAT ’17), a German language teacher at Timberline School in Waukee, IA.

'Where Do You Work?' Wednesday: Kimberly Melloy

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Kimberly Melloy (BA ’10 Elementary Education, endorsement in Special Education). This is Melloy’s second year working as a Grade 5 teacher and Grade 5 coordinator at Gems American Academy in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving overseas, she worked for six years in the Iowa City Community School District as a 5th grade...