The College of Education Teacher Education Program (TEP) fosters careers that make a lasting impact in the classroom and beyond. The TEP program gives students a broad understanding of the field of teaching while also allowing them to focus in a specific subject area.

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

Minor in Human Relations

B.A./M.A.T. Combined Science Programs (4+1)

B.A./M.A.T. Combined Math Programs (4+1)

Teacher Leader Center



Undergraduates in the TEP program pursue licensure and endorsement preparation programs in art education, elementary education, secondary education English, foreign language, mathematics, music, science, social studies, special education, and library sciences, as well additional endorsements in athletic coaching, hearing impairment, middle school education, talented and gifted, and more.

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"The College of Education did a phenomenal job of preparing me to be a principal. The professors understood the world of administration and challenged us to become educational leaders that championed our students first and foremost."

Julie Trepa (BA ‘99, EdS ‘15), Principal at Paul Norton Elementary School, Bettendorf, Iowa