A flexible path forward

As a working professional, online education often is your most flexible path to advancing your career and broadening your knowledge. Through Online & Distance Education, the College of Education partners to provide the faculty expertise you need in an easily accessible setting.  

And we do so with quality programming, with our master's in education programs recognized among the best in online programs by U.S. News & World Report for 2021.  

Online & Distance Education

2+2 in Elementary Education

Whether you're wanting to build toward your bachelor's degree, or you have a bachelor's and want to transition to elementary education, our partnership with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has given hundreds the ability to achieve your dreams. Offered for 25 years in conjunction with DMACC at its Carroll, Ankeny and Boone campuses, this option is expanding to other Iowa community colleges beginning spring 2022. 

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Doctor of Education

A revamped Doctor of Education (EdD) program provides a mostly online, hybrid option for earning that important terminal degree in education which reflects your expertise and scholarship advancement. 

Hooding ceremony spring 2021