Projects and Partners

In addition to providing a wide range of academic degree programs, the College of Education currently sponsors or co-sponsors a number of special enrichment and outreach programs that directly impact local, state and national communities.  We also recommend the below organizations and resources to learn more about educational psychology and leadership.


Institutes and Initiatives

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), a division of the COE, promotes the improvement of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education throughout the State of Iowa. It works with educators throughout the state to focus on and clarify issues important to education in Iowa and to address issues of significance to Iowa's school districts.

The mission of the Institute for Religion and Education is to promote the study of and education about Constitutionally appropriate treatment of religion in public schools and higher education in the areas of teaching, research, curriculum, and policy.

UNI leads the way toward increasing the presence of persons of color and traditionally underrepresented groups in school leadership positions.  With this goal in mind, Minorities in the Leadership in Education (MILE) seeks to identify, recruit, enroll, and provide financial support to qualified aspiring school leaders of color. 

The University of Northern Iowa College of Education has joined an initiative created by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) called Operation Educate the Educators. Its goal is to better prepare educators to work with military-connected children. Joining the initiative is consistent with the COE’s Strategic Goal 1: Lead the state and nation by developing highly effective professionals prepared to educate, serve, and lead future generations.

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Alumni Update

If you are an alumnus of the program, please take a moment to update your contact information.  Thank you!   We hope that you remember your time at UNI fondly; if you would like to support your old program, please feel free to contact the program coordinator as we are always looking for alumni to provide insights for our current students.  

Interested in giving back to UNI? The UNI Foundation can assist.