2012-13 General Catalog
College of Education
Associate dean, academic affairs and graduate programs
Associate dean, teacher education and student services
Director, Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education
Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment
Director, Center for Evaluation and Assessment
Director, Center for Research on Undergraduate Education
Director, Education Technology Center
Associate director, Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research
Director, Iowa Testing Programs
Director, Office of Graduate Teaching Excellence
Director, Teacher Leader Center
Undergraduate minors: educational psychology; human relations
Graduate degrees: M.A.; M.A.T.; M.S.; Ed.S.; Ph.D.
Web site: http://www.education.uiowa.edu/en/
The nation's first university-level professorial chair in education was established at The University of Iowa in 1872. The department became the School of Education in 1907; and the College of Education, structured largely as it is today, was founded in 1913. Since then, the college's growth has mirrored the growth of the University.
Over the years, College of Education faculty members have been leaders in a variety of educational fields. Particularly noteworthy have been their contributions in the fields of educational testing and measurement. These contributions helped lay the foundation for today's testing and measurement industry, making Iowa City one of the best-known centers for this educational specialty.Back To Top
Teacher Education Programs and Student Teaching
The College of Education offers teacher preparation programs in elementary education and in secondary education for students earning bachelor's degrees. It offers the major in elementary education with a Teacher Education Program (TEP) for students earning a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It offers a secondary education TEP for students earning bachelor's degrees with certain majors from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The college also provides a number of specialized elementary and secondary teaching endorsement programs.
Graduate and postbaccalaureate students also may complete a Teacher Education Program; see "Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Admission to TEPs" below and the Teaching and Learning section of the Catalog.
Preparation for special education teaching is offered primarily at the graduate level. In addition, an instructional strategist program is available as an added endorsement for undergraduate students admitted to an elementary education program.
Undergraduate students admitted to a Teacher Education Program must complete all requirements for graduation from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including the General Education Program. They must satisfy General Education's Quantitative or Formal Reasoning requirement with a college-level mathematics course.
The Office of Education Services provides information on Teacher Education Programs; offers assistance with admission, student field experiences, and teacher licensure/certification; and serves as a liaison with other University units and external agencies. For more information, visit the office's web site.
Undergraduate Admission to TEPs
Undergraduate applicants to The University of Iowa who wish to become teachers indicate their interest in the elementary major or a specific secondary-level teaching endorsement program on their application for admission. This results in an "Elementary Education Interest" (7EP) or a "Secondary Education Interest" (7SP) notation on the student's official records. Application materials for Teacher Education Programs are available from the Office of Education Services or on the office's web site.
Acceptance to a Teacher Education Program is prerequisite to registration for most College of Education undergraduate courses.
Application deadlines for all Teacher Education Programs are as follows.
Summer session and fall semester: March 1
Spring semester: October 1
Late applications are not accepted.
Admission to Teacher Education Programs is competitive. Admission requirements may vary by program area. Faculty members in each program area review and select students to be admitted to their program. In order to be considered for admission to a Teacher Education Program, an undergraduate student must satisfy the following requirements: admission to The University of Iowa; a minimum amount of credit for college-level work; a minimum grade-point average; minimum scores on a preadmissions test; and a preadmission volunteer field experience in a regular K-12 classroom setting. There may be additional requirements. Teacher Education Program applications materials and current minimum application requirements are available on the Office of Education Services web site.
Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Admission to TEPs
Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree may be admitted to a teacher preparation program as graduate students or as postbaccalaureate students with senior standing. They may apply to the Graduate College and state their objective as "certification only." In some programs they may apply for a master's degree objective, either a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T), or in selected majors, a Master of Arts (M.A.).
Students who choose to pursue a graduate-level teacher preparation program must be eligible for admission to the Graduate College, which requires a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 on all previous college course work. They must submit an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test score report, with scores that meet the minimum score requirement. They also must submit a complete application to the Teacher Education Program; see the Iowa Graduate Admissions web site.
Students also may apply to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as postbaccalaureate students with senior standing. Students who choose this option must apply to the appropriate Teacher Education Program, following the undergraduate admissions procedure, and must meet the general requirements for undergraduate admission to The University of Iowa; see the Iowa Undergraduate Admissions web site.
Application deadlines for graduate students and postbaccalaureate students with senior standing are March 1 and October 1.
TEP Standards and Policies
Students in the Teacher Education Program must meet grade-point average requirements each semester. Students who do not meet the requirements are placed on probation; those who fail to meet the requirements in a successive semester may be removed from the Teacher Education Program or denied admission to student teaching. For more information on standards and policies, consult the Office of Education Services.
Students in the Teacher Education Program document their achievement of professional standards on ePortfolio, a web-based program in which they collect instructional artifacts and performances assigned in all their courses. Students receive instruction on the ePortfolio requirement beginning with the required course 07E:102 (EDTL:3002) Technology in the Classroom (teacher education) and 07X:181 (EALL:4081) ePortfolio Production (educational leadership).
The final phase of the Teacher Education Program is the professional semester, devoted to supervised student teaching and directed observation in a variety of situations. The student teaching semester is a full-time, all-day, experience. Faculty members, professional staff, and advanced graduate students who are experienced teachers serve as supervisors.
Periodic seminars provide for discussion and evaluation of student teachers' experiences. Transfer credit may not be used to satisfy the student teaching requirement.
To be admitted to the student teaching semester, students must submit a separate application to the Office of Education Services in the College of Education. All course work in education, for the major, and for the degree must be completed before the student teaching semester. Applications are submitted during the calendar year before the student teaching semester. The deadline is November 30 for students planning to student teach the following fall semester and April 30 for students planning to student teach the following spring semester.
Admission to student teaching requires program area faculty approval as well as verification of satisfactory progress in meeting both College of Education professionalism standards and program area standards, which are set at the time of admission to the TEP. In some programs, standards are higher than the college's required g.p.a. of at least 2.70. Students should consult with their advisors regarding specific requirements for the program areas.
For more information, contact the Office of Education Services.
Students who have completed courses that they wish to substitute for program requirements should consult with their advisors.
URBAN STUDENT TEACHING
Students who want to advance their educational interests through student teaching in an urban setting may apply through the Office of Student Field Experiences. The urban districts include Clark County, Nevada (Las Vegas area); Chicago Public Schools; Aldine, Texas (Houston area); Rialto, California (Los Angeles area); and St. Louis Park, Minnesota (Minneapolis area). These options are open to all education majors who meet the requirements established for these student teaching sites. For more information about this and other programs, contact the Office of Education Services.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TEACHING
International student teaching experiences are available primarily through the Indiana University Program for International Education. Sites include Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England and Wales, India, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Scotland, Spain and Turkey.
Interested students must meet the regular requirements for student teaching and must have the approval of their advisor and the appropriate program coordinator. In most locations, students are assisted with housing by the on-site coordinator.
International assignments are for eight weeks. Students complete an eight-week assignment in a stateside placement followed by an eight-week assignment in an international placement. Secondary education students in some program areas (for instance, English education) are required to complete a full semester of student teaching in the United States before student teaching at an international site.
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The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners issues teacher, support service, and administrator licenses on the recommendation of Iowa colleges and universities whose programs have been approved by the Iowa Department of Education. All University of Iowa preparation programs have Iowa Department of Education approval.
Licensure/certification requirements across the nation are subject to change. Students who plan to seek employment in a state other than Iowa should make every effort to be informed about current requirements in that state. Many states require some type of competency testing. Generally, students who apply out-of-state should first secure Iowa licensure.
To be recommended by The University of Iowa, applicants must complete all requirements of the appropriate approved program. A minimum of 20 s.h. of course work applied to meet program requirements must be earned at The University of Iowa. Fingerprinting is required for all new applicants for Iowa licensure; the State of Iowa has outlined specific procedures for the fingerprinting process.
As a requirement for completion of an approved Teacher Education Program for initial teaching licensure, the state of Iowa requires a passing score on two tests--a test that measures pedagogy and a test that measures knowledge of at least one content area. Current requirements are for PRAXIS II tests that are specific to a student's program. The tests are required before recommendation for licensure or certification to any state.
The College of Education Office of Education Services provides Iowa application forms, fingerprinting procedures, and licensure/certification assistance to all students completing approved programs offered by the college. It also provides assistance to individuals interested in adding endorsements to their Iowa license based on completion of State of Iowa minimum licensure requirements.
State of Iowa Requirements
All University of Iowa students seeking an Iowa teaching license must complete 07B:180 (EPLS:4180) Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher (or an approved substitute) and 07U:100 (EDTL:4900) Foundations of Special Education. All University of Iowa Teacher Education Programs require 07B:180 (EPLS:4180) Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher and 07U:100 (EDTL:4900) Foundations of Special Education. Human relations courses offered through community colleges are not accepted. In the State of Iowa, applicants must be at least 21 years old to be granted a teaching license. Applicants who have been found guilty of a felony are barred from receiving an Iowa teaching license. Appeals may be filed directly with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.Back To Top
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Elementary Education Major
The College of Education offers the undergraduate major in elementary education for students earning a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. See Teaching and Learning for details about the major.Back To Top
Honors in Education
The College of Education Honors Opportunity Program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have maintained a g.p.a. of at least 3.50. Students with lower grade-point averages who have demonstrated research potential also may be accepted based on the recommendations of faculty/staff members and the education honors advisor. Honors Opportunity Program students must take 07X:100 (EHOP:4100) Honors Seminar in Education, 07X:101 (EHOP:4101) Senior Honors Project, and complete five additional honors experiences. Successful completion of the program results in recognition of the student as a College of Education honors graduate. The Honors Opportunity Program is housed in and administered by the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.Back To Top
The College of Education offers two minors for students who wish to be better informed about education: one in educational psychology and one in human relations. The minors may help support students' future career objectives and help students prepare to be better informed as parents, as taxpayers, or as future members of local boards of education. See Psychological and Quantitative Foundations to learn more about the minor in educational psychology and Rehabilitation and Counselor Education to learn more about the minor in human relations.Back To Top
Graduate study in the College of Education is guided by the policies of the Graduate College, with additional requirements set by College of Education faculty members. Graduate students in education register in the Graduate College and receive their degrees from that college. See the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog.
All College of Education Ph.D. programs require students to complete 07X:150 (EALL:5150) Introduction to Educational Research during the first year of their Ph.D. program. They also require an additional minimum of 15 s.h. in qualitative and quantitative research course work, with at least 9 s.h. from one area (qualitative or quantitative) and 6 s.h. from the other. Courses to meet this requirement must be chosen from Required Ph.D. Research Courses (see Course Information in the A-Z directory on the college's web site).Back To Top
Degree Programs Offered
The College of Education offers the following graduate degrees and programs.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND LEADERSHIP STUDIES
M.A., Ed.S., and Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership studies; the following programs are available:
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND QUANTITATIVE FOUNDATIONS
M.A., Ed.S., and Ph.D. in psychological and quantitative foundations; the following programs are available:
DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION AND COUNSELOR EDUCATION
M.A. and Ph.D. in rehabilitation and counselor education; the following programs are available:
DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
M.A., M.A.T., M.S., and Ph.D. in teaching and learning; the following programs are available:
Master of Arts
The College of Education offers a Master of Arts. Some of the college's M.A. programs are offered with thesis as well as without thesis. Nonthesis programs usually provide more specialized course work than do thesis programs. Although a nonthesis program is not necessarily terminal, students who expect to continue their studies in a doctoral program are urged to select a thesis program in order to gain more experience in research procedures. Students who complete a nonthesis M.A. and are admitted to a Ph.D. program may be asked to submit evidence of writing and research skills to their advisor or department during the early part of their doctoral program. For information about programs that offer a thesis option, see the program descriptions under "Graduate Programs" in College of Education department sections of the Catalog.
Course work completed more than 10 years before the session in which the degree is to be conferred must be evaluated to determine how much credit may be accepted toward the degree requirements. Students must earn at least 24 s.h. in University of Iowa courses after formal admission to a master's degree.
Master of Arts in Teaching
The M.A.T. program is designed for academically superior liberal arts and sciences graduates who completed few or no professional education courses in their undergraduate program. It is a nonthesis program with requirements that range from 45 to 67 s.h. See Teaching and Learning in the Catalog.
The program leads to a master's degree and licensure as a secondary teacher in the fields of English, foreign languages, and science education. Admission to the program requires a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 in undergraduate course work. The program includes 18 s.h. of graduate course work in the student's teaching field. Students must complete a minimum of 20 s.h. of graduate work in education to satisfy licensure requirements.
A Master of Arts program with a secondary education major in social studies leads to initial teacher licensure. See "M.A. in Social Studies Education"/"Program B Requirements" in the Teaching and Learning section of the Catalog.
Master of Science
Thesis programs are available for M.S. students in science education. The degree requirements are similar to those for a Master of Arts.
Specialist in Education
The Ed.S. is granted upon completion of a prescribed two-year postbaccalaureate program designed for students preparing for professional work in fields such as administration and supervision, and special services. Of the minimum 60 s.h. required for the degree, 28 s.h. must be in the specialization area; the rest may be earned in cognate fields, supervised experience, research, and elective courses. The research must culminate in a written report.
Other requirements for the Ed.S. are the same as for the master's degree, except that an Ed.S. requires students to complete 15 s.h. of resident work on campus in one 12-month period or in two summer sessions. Course work completed 10 years before the final examination must be evaluated to determine the amount of credit that may be accepted toward program requirements.
Not all programs offer an Ed.S. degree. For a list of programs and degrees offered, see "Graduate Programs" above.
Doctor of Philosophy
The Ph.D. is the most advanced academic degree. It is conferred upon students who have demonstrated superior scholarship and mastery of research skills in course work as well as in the preparation and defense of a dissertation. Ph.D. students must complete two full-time semesters of course work after they have earned 24 s.h. of graduate credit and have been admitted to the Ph.D. program.Back To Top
Some students are admitted to professional improvement status in a College of Education department rather than to degree candidacy. This option is appropriate only for persons who wish to update their knowledge or who are temporarily undecided about career plans. Students should file a change of status stating a specific program objective at the earliest opportunity.Back To Top
Through the Division of Continuing Education, selected College of Education courses are offered at off-campus sites and hours outside the traditional schedule. If taken after formal admission to a specific program, some of these courses may be applied to meet residency requirements for degrees. Students who plan to complete a degree program should apply for admission to the Graduate College and satisfy all application requirements for the degree program they wish to enter.
Special regulations govern such course work. Students should obtain prior approval from their program advisor before registering in extramural courses. Students not regularly admitted to The University of Iowa also may register in extramural courses, but credit earned before admission does not count toward residency requirements.Back To Top
Support Units and Resources
Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education
The Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development conducts research, training, and service in gifted education. It also gathers and disseminates information on the education of gifted students.
The center is located in the Blank Honors Center. Its programs and services include the Belin-Blank Fellowship Program in Gifted Education; the Honors Opportunity Program; Invent Iowa; Scholastic Art & Writing Awards; the Henry B. and Jocelyn Wallace National Research Symposium on Talent Development; the Wallace Assessment and Counseling Clinic; practicum and internship experiences; course work in gifted education (including state endorsement); academic talent searches for students in grades 2-9; a number of precollege programs for gifted students in grades 2-12; and programs for international students. The center also administers the Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy.
The Belin-Blank center administers four University-level student programs: the Iowa Talent Project, developed for minority students from gifted programs in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; the National Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, a highly selective early-entrance program for students who have completed their junior year in high school; the China Scholars Program, an early decision program that admits to The University of Iowa selected high school seniors from the People's Republic of China; and the Hong Kong Scholars Program, an early decision program that admits to The University of Iowa selected high school seniors from Hong Kong.
The center also provides practicum and internship experiences for undergraduate and graduate students and coordinates course work for the Iowa Talented and Gifted Endorsement.
The Belin-Blank center houses the Institute of Research and Policy on Acceleration (IRPA), which is dedicated to the study of curricular acceleration for academically talented children.
For more information, contact the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.
Blommers Measurement Resources Library
The Paul Blommers Measurement Resources Library provides resources and services to support the teaching and research needs of the College of Education and Iowa Testing Programs as well as all University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students. The Blommers collection encompasses the literature of educational measurement, evaluation, research, and statistical methods.
Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment
The Center for Advanced Studies in Measurement and Assessment (CASMA) pursues interdisciplinary research-based initiatives that lead to advances in the methods and practice of educational measurement and assessment. CASMA performs, promotes, fosters, and disseminates research in measurement and psychometric methodologies that respond to contemporary needs and initiatives in testing. Currently, the center devotes considerable resources to research on equating, scaling, and generalizability theory.
Together with ACT, CASMA co-sponsors a national conference on current challenges in educational testing. CASMA also offers workshops and training sessions on equating and on generalizability theory.
Extensive free suites of computer programs for equating are available on CASMA's web site. The site also features research reports and technical notes on measurement topics such as generalizability theory, equating methods, revolutions and evolutions in educational testing, and decision consistency with complex assessments.
Center for Disability Research and Education
The Center for Disability Research and Education (CDRE) provides a bridge between research and practice to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and implementation of evidence-based practices and to conduct research that meets the needs of individuals with disabilities.
Center for Evaluation and Assessment
The Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) conducts evaluations, research studies, and professional development initiatives. The center's mission is to promote the sound use of assessment results, provide high-quality evaluation services to clients, create effective training activities for graduate students, improve the quality of evaluation theory and practice, and contribute to research on program evaluation and assessment.
The center conducts evaluations in a broad range of areas: clinical and translational science, minority recruitment and retention, delivery of social and human services, curriculum and instruction, professional training, and the impact of public policy on PK-12 education. The center's staff members consult with universities, school systems, and other policy-making organizations in Iowa and nationwide that use evaluation studies and assessments to make important decisions regarding individuals or organizations. The center also provides training and professional development in program evaluation and assessment.
Center for Research on Undergraduate Education
The Center for Research on Undergraduate Education (CRUE) is dedicated to the study of undergraduate education in America, from how academic and social experiences affect students to the methods schools use to improve students' chances for success in the classroom and beyond graduation. CRUE brings a methodologically balanced approach to the study of undergraduate education.
Cooperating Schools Program
The Cooperating Schools Program (CSP) is a University-wide service that facilitates placement of research projects and service-learning projects conducted by faculty, staff, and students in public schools throughout Iowa. The program provides information to help researchers obtain permission to conduct research in Iowa schools. The Cooperating Schools Program was instituted at the request of school administrators charged with the responsibility of approving research projects in their schools.
Education Technology Center
The Education Technology Center (ETC) provides computer services to College of Education faculty, staff, and students. In addition to Internet access, services include collegiate file and application servers; standard office tools; specialized applications such as media production tools and qualitative and quantitative analysis programs; secure folders and directories; and electronic mailing lists for faculty, staff, and student groups.
The Education Technology Center provides faculty with technical and design support for online course management, research technologies, distance education, multimedia, and ePortfolio production. The center also partners with the University's University of Iowa Television to maintain a laboratory for professional video production.
Polycom videoconferencing, SMART Boards and SMART Podiums, and wireless access are available throughout the college. Every classroom and conference room has a digital presentation system, and five classrooms are outfitted for videoconferencing and distance education instruction.
Faculty members and students can check out wireless laptops, computer projectors, audience response systems (clickers), digital audio recorders, digital video cameras, and other devices from the center. In all, the College of Education supports more than 700 computers, laptops, PDAs, and smartphones as well as seven servers.
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Ethics
The Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Ethics (IDARE) is a cross-disciplinary, cross-institutional online community of scholars. Its goal is to use research, education, and consultation to improve the quality of ethical practice experienced by people with disabilities who receive services from rehabilitation, health, mental health, and social service professionals. IDARE works to influence disability policy and practice development nationally and locally and to influence professional organizations' consideration of ethical issues that affect people with disabilities and other marginalized populations.
Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research
The Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research (ICATER) helps to ensure equal access and opportunities for persons with disabilities by advancing assistive technology through research, education, and service. The center collaborates with University and community programs to provide technical assistance that enhances the services and resources available to educators, service providers, and persons with disabilities. It also sponsors workshops and education programs. The center's assistive technology laboratory is available for student use, demonstrations, consultations, and research.
Iowa Testing Programs
Iowa Testing Programs (ITP) provides assessment expertise to schools in the State of Iowa and consultation to the Iowa Department of Education and to area education agencies. Its faculty and staff develop standardized educational tests, such as the widely used Iowa Assessments, for use in elementary and secondary schools, as well as other assessment tools to support instruction and learning. Iowa Testing Programs also conducts research studies in educational measurement and evaluation, publishes the results of these studies, sponsors lectures and symposia, provides consulting and in-service training to educators and school systems, and provides training experience for graduate students in educational measurement and evaluation.
University of Iowa Libraries provides books, periodicals, reference works, videos, government publications, and other library resources in paper and electronic formats, and reserve materials for students and faculty at the Main Library, just across the street from the College of Education; at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, on the health sciences campus; and at the Science Library, near the center of campus. An education/psychology librarian, whose office is in the College of Education, helps students with course assignments and theses and assists faculty members and teaching assistants with their research and instructional needs.
Office of Graduate Teaching Excellence
The Office of Graduate Teaching Excellence (OGTE) is dedicated to excellence in college teaching and the preparation of future faculty. The office facilitates opportunities for research, teaching, and service. Through the Iowa Education Fellows Program (i-fellows), OGTE develops and conducts workshops and seminars that address the developmental needs of College of Education doctoral students, from their first semester on campus through completion of their degrees.
Office of Education Services
The Office of Education Services assists students, faculty, staff, and the general public in graduate and undergraduate admission, Graduate College examinations, student field experiences, and teacher licensure/certification. It also serves as a liaison with other University units, including the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Office of Admissions, and the Office of the Registrar, and with external agencies, including the Iowa Department of Education, out-of-state teacher licensure/certification departments, and school district personnel in Iowa and outside of the state. A variety of application and information materials are available at the office and on its web site.
The College of Education dean's office, through the Grant and Research Services Center (GRSC), provides grant and research-related support services for the college's faculty, staff, and students. GRSC staff members help identify internal and external funding sources, prepare and submit grant proposals and application materials, provide grant accounting services, and help in the preparation of applications for Human Subjects/Institutional Research Board review. The college also provides limited funds for faculty research, professional development, and travel.
Statistics Outreach Center
The Statistics Outreach Center (SOC), a service of the College of Education and Iowa Testing Programs, helps the college's faculty, staff, and students use quantitative statistical methods to produce high-quality research. The center offers short-term consulting on statistical data analysis and grant proposals to the College of Education at no charge and provides services to departments and grants outside the college on a fee basis.
Teacher Leader Center
The Teacher Leader Center (TLC) helps students in the Teacher Education Program realize their career and professional goals and become leaders as 21st-century teachers. The center provides students with access to key individuals in the Teacher Education Program and offers core student support in one central location. Its technology-enhanced Learning Commons has collaborative work spaces for students, faculty, and staff. The facility models new and innovative technologies in education and supports seminars, workshops, and presentations. Community partnerships with area education agencies, community organizations, and schools provide access to classrooms where future teachers can innovate, improve, collaborate, develop, and discover their identities as teacher leaders.
UI Helping Professional Workshops
The UI Helping Professionals Workshops (IHELP) program provides affordable workshops intended to enhance the personal and professional development of helping professionals. The program offers Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for community, agency, and education practitioners working with or interested in individuals, groups, families and organizations.Back To Top
College of Education students may be eligible for scholarships, awards, or graduate assistantships. Information about financial support for students is available at Financial Aid and Assistantships on the college's web site. The Graduate College posts a list of open assistantships on its Graduate College Bulletin Board.
Students interested in employment opportunities in the college's support units and special resources should contact the director of each facility and indicate their interests, their academic and experience records, and their career or degree goals at The University of Iowa.
Individual academic programs provide opportunities for teaching, research, or service assistantships as well as for fellowships and related employment opportunities. Inquiries should be addressed to the chair of the department or the director of the program in which the student believes he or she can provide service or achieve an outstanding academic record. Assistantship appointments are usually, but not always, made by the program area.
Special Graduate Research Assistantships in Education
The Iowa Testing Programs provides funds to support a limited number of special graduate assistantships in education, in which students do research work under the direction of a faculty member of their choice. Students must be enrolled for at least 6 s.h. but not more than 12 s.h. per semester; assistantships are for the academic year and are renewable for a limited number of years. Students admitted to or pursuing any advanced degree program offered by the College of Education are eligible to apply, provided they are committed to a professional career in the United States.
Applicants must submit transcripts of all completed college work (undergraduate and graduate), recommendation forms specific to the assistantship, and scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. For assistantship application forms, contact the Iowa Testing Programs director. Application deadline is late February.
Scholarships and Awards
The College of Education presents a number of awards funded by donors; recipients must meet the criteria established by the donors for their awards. Recipients are presented with their award at a spring semester luncheon. For more information, see Scholarships and Awards on the college's web site.
Duane D. Anderson Memorial Scholarship: awarded to transfer students from Iowa community colleges.
Jack Bagford Elementary Education Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students from Iowa who are in elementary education.
David and Connie Belin Honors Award: presented to graduating seniors who have completed all requirements for the Honors Opportunity Program.
Blommers-Hieronymus-Feldt Fellowship: awarded to doctoral students in educational measurement and statistics.
Lowell Brandt Rehabilitation Counseling Award: presented to graduate students in the rehabilitation counseling program.
Barry Bratton Award for Achievement in Design of Instructional Processes: presented to graduate students who have completed course work that reflects a commitment to the systemic design and improvement of instructional processes and materials.
Dr. Bettye M. Caldwell and Dr. Fred T. Caldwell Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in early childhood development.
Debra Clausen Memorial Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students with preference given to students pursuing careers in special education.
T. Anne Cleary Psychological Research Scholarship: awarded to students in the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations.
John Leonard Davies Scholarship: awarded to K-12 education students who will be first- or second-semester seniors.
Harvey H. Davis Memorial Scholarship: awarded to graduate students in educational administration or higher education with preference given to students interested in the financing of education).
Dean's Award of Excellence: presented to students who demonstrate strong academic performance; commitment to their program, department, and the College of Education; and dedication to their future profession.
Dr. Mary Agnella Gunn Memorial Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students.
John H. Haefner Memorial Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in social studies education.
Gladys and Margaret Harvey Education Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students.
Emma E. Holmes Education Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who are U.S. citizens.
Albert Hood Promising Scholar Award: presented to a graduate student in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education and to a graduate student in the higher education and student affairs program.
H.D. Hoover Fund for Excellence: awarded to graduate students in measurement and statistics who are working on mathematics achievement testing in the elementary grades.
Howard R. Jones Achievement Award: presented to undergraduate or graduate students.
Kyle C. and Eula B. Jones Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in elementary or secondary educations.
Charlotte and Ruby Junge Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in elementary or secondary education.
Daniel G. Loetscher Memorial Science Education Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in secondary education with an emphasis in the sciences.
Mathematics Education Scholarship: awarded to graduate students in mathematics education.
Perry Eugene McClenahan Memorial Scholarship: awarded to graduate students in educational administration.
Sheila E. McFarland Memorial Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate students from Iowa majoring in elementary education.
Leonard A. Miller Memorial Scholarship: awarded to a first-year M.A, student in rehabilitation counseling.
Minority Student Award: presented to undergraduate or graduate students of color.
Helen Mackin Nichol Memorial Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students from Iowa who are in secondary education and plan to teach and work with mentally and emotionally disturbed children.
Melvin R. Novick Award in Educational Measurement and Statistics: presented to Ph.D. students in educational measurement and research.
Paul Opstad Scholarship: awarded to graduate students pursuing any advanced degree in the College of Education.
Margaret P. Park Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students from St. Louis County, Minnesota; Rock Island County, Illinois; or Iowa.
Guy and Gladys Peterson Scholarship: awarded to students admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
Betty Piercy Award: presented to an outstanding student in reading who will benefit the field.
Ann Ramsey and Richard E. Posey Scholarship: awarded to a student who is a junior pursuing a career in teaching or education.
Lorraine Gutz Ragan Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students from Iowa who are enrolled in the Teacher Education Program.
Rolland Ray Award: presented to doctoral students completing dissertations concerned with measurement in mathematics education, science education, social studies education, or English education.
Judith Young Saunders Scholarship: awarded to students pursuing a degree in teacher education, with preference given to students with severe visual impairments.
Margaret A. Sloan Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students from Iowa who are in elementary education.
Lloyd Smith Scholarship: awarded to students in elementary social studies.
Franklin D. Stone International Student Award: presented to international Ph.D. students.
James and Coretta Stroud Fellowship: awarded to a doctoral student in educational psychology.
Edgar M. and Evelyn Benzler Tanruther Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in elementary education.
University High School Innovative Development in Education Award (IDEA): presented to student teachers.
Emily C. Wagner Scholarship: awarded to undergraduate students from Iowa in secondary education with an English education major.
Erwin and Louise Wasta International Scholarship: awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate international students.Back To Top
All tenure-track faculty members hold earned doctorates in their teaching fields, and many have had teaching or administrative experience in the public schools. Several hold joint appointments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.Back To Top
Most College of Education courses are offered by the college's departments and programs. They are listed and described in the corresponding General Catalog sections; see the links under "Index: Academic Programs" toward the top of this page. The college also offers the following interdepartmental courses.
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