College of Education
Excellence in Education
If teaching is your passion, and your focus is early childhood, elementary, middle level or physical 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 kinesiology, health and human services majors, who go on to excel in fulfilling professions with degrees in movement and exercise science, athletic training and rehabilitation studies, public health or 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.
As part of UNI’s leading major, you’ll learn through active involvement in your education. Hands-on experiences allow you to gain confidence while learning best teaching practices. You’ll be immersed in PreK-12 classrooms from the beginning up through student teaching.
Public health is an essential, fast-growing field that's more important today than ever in this time of COVID. Through a degree in public health, you'll learn how to conduct disease prevention and health education activities in populations, such as towns, states, villages, communities and neighborhoods around the world.
Early Childhood Education
Be prepared to teach infants through third graders in inclusive, diverse classrooms in general education and special education. Hands-on experiences get you ready for roles like child care center director to special education teacher for young children.
1 in 10 students choose elementary education, the largest major at UNI.
97% of recent College of Education graduates are employed or continuing their education.
725+ Hours Hands-On
That's for our teaching majors; clinical experience and internships are key for all majors.