College of Education

Excellence in Education

If teaching is your passion, and your focus is early childhood, elementary or middle level education, then the University of Northern Iowa College of Education is for you. Here you add to the legacy of the largest teacher education program in Iowa.

Diversity of choice and careers awaits our undergrad recreation and community services students, who go on to excel in fulfilling professions with degrees reflecting a variety of disciplines in recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership. 

No matter your choice, whether you're undergraduate or graduate, you'll find — in the people and expertise of the College of Education — a commitment to lead, teach, serve and engage. Most importantly, to prepare you for a future beyond expectations.

Undergraduate Majors   Master's Programs   
Doctoral Program   Online Programs

#1 Major

1 in 10 students choose elementary education, the largest major at UNI. 

99% Placement

99% of recent College of Education graduates are employed or continuing their education.


725+ Hours Hands-On 

That's for our teaching majors; our recreation, tourism and nonprofit leadership majors get hands-on, too, through internships.