First-graders lean in to watch as substitute teacher Taylor Scudder changes the music playing during free time at Alexander Elementary in Iowa City

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June 25, 2018

Before they can complete their teacher certification, aspiring teachers attending Iowa colleges must spend time working with “diverse groups” of students with “diverse learning needs,” according to the Iowa Code.

In one of the least racially and culturally diverse states in the country, finding those classrooms can present a challenge. 

Read more about what the UI College of Education is doing to combat this issue in The Gazette story.