From regional collaborations with Iowa school districts to innovative global academic opportunities, our robust programs and partnerships provide support and programming for students interested in exploring education as a future career. 

Educators Rising

Educators Rising is a national "Grow Your Own" organization committed to developing the next generation of educators.

TLC/SEL Track Partnership

A partnership with the Iowa City Community School District and the Baker Teacher Leader Center offers a social, emotional, behavioral health track.


Nash, ICCSD receive grant to recruit, retain teacher education students of color

Amira Nash, associate director of partnerships and programs in the Baker Teacher Leader Center, received one of the University of Iowa’s 2021 Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant Awards for her work on the recruitment and retention of BIPOC teacher education students

2021 Diversity Seed Grant Awards Announced

The Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant supports new initiatives contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion-related strategic goals either at the departmental, college, or university level.  The Grant supports measurable positive initiatives advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Iowa.

Contact Us

Amira Nash

Associate Director, Partnerships and Programs

Kari Vogelgesang

Director, Professional Development