The college was buzzing with new spaces, compelling outreach, and engaging events.

  • Attendees and presenter in a classroom

    ACCEL professional development workshops were held in the newly renovated south Lindquist classrooms

    July 2021
  • Silver Swing band performing at homecoming event

    Homecoming celebration

    Almost 200 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and community partners attended the 2021 College of Education Homecoming Celebration, enjoying the tunes of the Silver Swing Band, along with food, fun, and good company.
  • Large crowded hall with colorful lights and man speaking on stage

    Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit


    More than 1,600 educators from across the state of Iowa attended the inaugural twoday event, which provided attendees with valuable information, resources, and practical solutions around socialemotional- behavioral health.

  • Mitch Kelly and students in the new N150 classroom

    Renovation completed, revealing new spaces


    The second phase of the college’s major renovation in North Lindquist was completed, resulting in a more collaborative, contemporary, student-centric environment, featuring new cutting-edge TILE classrooms, student study spaces, an integrated student services area, and office of the dean. The second phase also features the new Devlin Family Café.

  • Study Abroad group in Costa Rica

    Global Education Initiative takes students to Costa Rica

    March 2022

    For the first time since the pandemic, a group of 14 students studied abroad as part of the Spring Break Study Abroad Program, through the college’s Global Education Initiatives. Faculty led students on a study tour and participants worked with Costa Rican students in the Centro Educativo Costa Bellena school, a bilingual English/Spanish school located on the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The course focused on sustainability studies, education, and the nation’s ecosystems.

  • UI REACH students and director attend conference in Washington DC

    UI REACH director, students visit Washington, D.C.

    Five UI REACH students and director Bill Loyd attended the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C. March 27-30. Students learned of legislation that impacts persons with disabilities and shared their stories on how the legislation impacted their lives personally.

  • Meskwaki Settlement School student perform a dance.

    Educating middle school students on global human rights issues


    More than 100 middle school students and teachers from across Eastern Iowa participated in the 2022 International Day Human Rights Conference, co-sponsored by the College of Education, UI International Programs, and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security. Meskwaki Settlement School students shared their dance styles with participants as one of many interactive activities during the day, The day included a keynote speaker, two rounds of breakout sessions, and an afternoon activity facilitated by the UI Students for Human Rights Club.

  • High school students and educators collaborate on a design plan

    Design Dash cultivates entrepreneurial spirit

    The College of Education was honored to host the spring 2022 Design Dash, a startup event engaging high school students and educators in an entrepreneurial excursion, collaborating with Iowa EdTech Collaborative and the Jacobson Institute.

  • Participants and panelists at a Dream to Teach event

    Celebrating, inspiring educators of color

    The college hosted its first Celebrating Educators of Color event, co-planned with the Iowa City Community School District. The event celebrated BIPOC educators who are excellent mentors. The Baker Teacher Leader Center also hosted numerous groups of high school students as part of the Dream to Teach initiative to inspire future educators.

  • Cecelia Rose LaPointe speaking to a group.

    The Anti-Racism Collaborative returns in person

    Cecelia Rose LaPointe, owner and founder of Waub Ajijaak Press and Red Circle Consulting and founder and executive director of the Native Justice Coalition, led a skills building workshop series on courageous leadership with an emphasis on Indigenous Identities and Cultures and their intersection with the college’s antiracism efforts through the Baker Teacher Leader Center as part of the college’s Anti-Racism Collaborative.

    LaPointe is Ojibway/Métis who is a part of Kchiwiikwedong (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community) and is ajijaak (crane) clan. They identify as androgynous, gender non-conforming, and Two-Spirit.

  • UI President Wilson shakes hands with a student

    Library, College of Education partner on Celebrating Iowa Education


    The College of Education and UI Libraries joined forces to host a dual celebration: the College of Education Renovation Open House and a historical display in the Main Library Gallery, featuring the College of Education and Lindquist legacy over 175 years. Several hundred students, faculty, staff, and community partners attended.

  • College of Education students in graduation ceremony garb

    Education Studies and Human Relations (ESHR) major graduates at the Spring Commencement

    137 Teacher Education Program & ESHR students participated in the spring 2022 commencement held in Hancher Auditorium.

  • Children practicing archery

    Iowa Wildlife Camps started their first summer with the College of Education


    1,600 pre-K through high school students spent the summer exploring the outdoors and learning about wildlife, conservation, and ecology across Iowa.