CATS: Becoming a Teacher

Support for all Teacher Education students at UNI

Welcome to the part of the College of Education Advising and Teacher Education Success (CATS) Office that focuses on teacher education preparation.

In support of Teacher Education, we assist all students working toward a degree in teacher education, including our secondary education students. As a guide on your journey through the process of becoming a teacher, we're here to: 

  • orient and guide you toward formal admission to Teacher Education
  • serve as a resource for field experience and student teaching
  • assist you in monitoring your progress 
  • prepare you for final steps toward licensure upon completion of your degree 

Have a question? Contact us at or 319-273-2265.

CATS / Teacher Education Support

The CATS Office team is here to work with you, your faculty, our field experience placement team and offices across UNI to ensure as smooth a journey as possible on your road to becoming a teacher. These team members lead the way in assisting all teacher education students, with support from the rest of the CATS Office. 

  • Mandie Sanderman, assistant dean of assessment and clinical experiences
  • Lori Wurtz, secretary III