Articles from September 2018


Jon Goodwin mentors students to use research in helping clients

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Jon Goodwin joined the University of Iowa College of Education this fall as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology. Jon Goodman earned his doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Iowa and returned to complete a postdoctoral fellowship on-campus at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. His research interests focus on...

“Where do You Work?” Wednesday: Debbie Tofte

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Guess what day it is…? “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Debbie Tofte (BA ’95, Elementary Education). Tofte has lived in Oregon since 1998 and has been teaching for 23 years. She is currently in her seventh year of teaching humanities, language arts and social studies at Chehalem Valley Middle School in Newberg, Oregon. Tofte says she is happy to be teaching at the middle...

By the Numbers

Friday, September 21, 2018
2017-2018 By the Numbers

Hawkeye Teachers

Friday, September 21, 2018
Our Teacher Education Program is one of the best in the nation and sets our students apart from the pack. Real-world teaching and volunteer experience prepares them for the field of education, and our online master’s program furthers their skills while keeping them in the classroom.


Friday, September 21, 2018
We are committed to helping create safe spaces for LGBTQ individuals. Our LGBTQ counseling clinic helps LGBTQ people and their families and educates future counselors on working with LGBTQ patients, and the fourth annual LGBTQ Micro-conference brought community members together to share and learn from one another.

Out of Town

Friday, September 21, 2018
Most rural Iowa communities lack access to medical and mental healthcare and school resources, like Advanced Placement classes. The College of Education is partnering with communities to help bring access and resources to rural Iowa.

In the news: Ankeny teacher named history teacher of the year

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Kimberly Meller-Angus, a College of Education alumna and a social studies teacher at Northview Middle School in Ankeny, has been named the 2018 Iowa History Teacher of the Year. 

“Where do You Work?” Wednesday: Brandt Payne

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Guess what day it is…? “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumnus Brandt Payne. (Bachelor of Music ’01, Iowa Licensure Program). Payne is currently in his ninth-year teaching at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He is the associate professor of music and director of athletic bands. Payne says he loves all the opportunities he gets to spend time with his students....

"Where do You Work?” Wednesday: Josh Ehn

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Guess what day it is…? “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumnus Josh Ehn (Ed.S Educational Leadership with Superintendent Endorsement ’17). Ehn is currently in his fourth-year as superintendent of the Oelwein Community School District. Ehn says there are many aspects of his job that he loves. “I have the ability to improve educational systems for the benefit of kids and learning.”...

Building Community Reads promotes the power of literature

Thursday, September 6, 2018
The University of Iowa College of Education's Building Community Reads continues to create a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment for everyone. This year's book selection is “Reading with Patrick – A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-changing Friendship,” by Michelle Kuo.