In the Department of Teaching and Learning, we are preparing today's teachers for tomorrow's schools.

With a variety of certification areas at both the undergraduate and graduate level, we have the right program for you. We provide the opportunity to learn cutting-edge teaching technologies from experienced faculty. In addition, our faculty conduct cutting edge research, securing millions of dollars in external funding. Whether applying to an elementary or high school as a beginning teacher or a research university as a faculty member, our graduates are in high demand.

We welcome you to explore our programs, read about our faculty, and get to know our students and alumni.

"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today" --Malcolm X 

Herky graduation statue on the UI Pentacrest.

University of Iowa College of Education’s academic programs are consistently ranked among the best in the state and the nation.

U.S. News & World Report

  • #1 College of Education in Iowa
  • #38 Best Public College of Education (2020)
  • #50 Best College of Education in U.S. (2020)

National Council on Teacher Quality

  • Top 6% — the National Council on Teacher Quality’s (NCTQ) rank for the college’s elementary education program
  • Top 2% — NCTQ’s rank for the college’s secondary education programs

Fiske Best Buy

For the 15th straight year, the University of Iowa has been designated a “Best Buy” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

College of Education Conceptual Framework
Teacher Education Program (TEP) Conceptual Framework

The TEP Conceptual Framework infographic describes teacher preparation as concentric circles. The College of Education's role in preparing teacher candidates appears as the center of the circle, in white. As the scope of a teacher candidate's thinking grows broader, so does the circle.

Once the College of Education determined its mission to “teach teachers how to teach,” the question became what teachers would need to know in order to be good teachers. The second circle, in black, emphasizes the centrality of InTASC standards in defining the skills needed by an in-service teacher.

Next, the tan circle reflects the conceptual building blocks of practice: theory, research, philosophy, and evidence.

Finally, the outer yellow circle represents the practices the Teacher Education Program faculty and staff would have Hawkeye Teachers carry out into the profession and community: ethical practice, leadership, reflection, collaboration, and ongoing professional learning.

While it may appear on first glance that the teacher candidate is nowhere to be found, in reality they are the whole of the logo. They are so much a part of the process that they become the process.

InTASC - State of Iowa Standards

In accordance with Chapter 79 of the Iowa Administrative Code [79.15(4)], the University of Iowa Teacher Education Program curriculum is “aligned with InTASC standards and embeds them in courses and field experiences.” The program must document that “each teacher candidate exhibits competency” in all of the professional core curricula grounded in InTASC and State of Iowa standards [IAC 79.15(5)].


Department Chair

Department of
Teaching and Learning

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