Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

As a premier professional college of education, UNI's College of Education believes that the preparation of professionals for school and community settings is a moral imperative as the future of our nation depends on the success of this effort. Our efforts support teaching, research, and service in the following ways:

  1. The College exists to prepare educational and human service professionals for a variety of direct service and human leadership roles in the school and community settings;
  2. Faculty members in the College conduct applied and basic research in the areas of teaching and learning, human performance, human health promotion, human growth and development, leisure and community services, and education policy, and;
  3. The College provides service on local, state, regional, national, and international levels.

By doing so, the College of Education effectively serves the profession by assuming leadership roles for the improvement of education and human services.


Vision Statement

The University of Northern Iowa's College of Education will be noted nationally and internationally as the premier professional college of education. We value leadership and excellence in the preparation of educational and human service professionals, innovation in best professional practice, and strong collaborative relationships with the professionals and communities we serve.



  • Diversity
  • Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Service-community outreach
  • Transformation


College of Education 2011-2016 Goals

Downloadable PDF version of the Full Strategic Plan Brochure