Early childhood education, elementary education, middle level education, literacy education, school library studies, educational technology, and education of the gifted. Graduate degree programs include masters and Ed.D. intensive study area in curriculum and instruction.

Graduate programs at the master's and Ed.D. levels in educational leadership and postsecondary education.

The Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations provides undergraduate and graduate courses in the psychological and social foundations of educational practice. These courses support the preparation and continuing development of teachers and human-service professionals such as school psychologists, counselors and school administrators. Courses taught by the department include those in the areas of human development, learning and motivation, school psychology, measurement and research methods, and the history, sociology and philosophy of education. Faculty members conduct a broad array of research related to these topics. In addition, many participate in scholarly activities at the local, national and international levels. Some provide related professional services related to their field of expertise.

The department oversees one undergraduate minor in Educational Studies. This interdisciplinary program is designed for non-teacher education majors who are interested in understanding the intersection of learning, education and society.


In addition to undergraduate teaching responsibilities, many faculty are actively involved in one or more of the department's graduate programs:  M.A.E in Educational Psychology: Professional Development for Teachers; and Ed.S. in School Psychology. Many faculty are also actively involved with the college's doctoral program.

Graduate and undergraduate majors in athletic training, health promotion and school health education, leisure services, youth/human service administration, and physical education (teaching and non- teaching).

The Department of Teaching provides services to UNI's teacher education program and collaborates with educators in Iowa and beyond on research and innovative educational practices.

The Department of Special Education provides education, advocacy, and leadership at the local, state, and national level. Through its scholarship, service, and teaching development and dissemination of innovative instructional practices for pre-service and practicing educators, the Department of Special Education supports students and families both with and without disabilities as well as those from minority and culturally diverse backgrounds.