Department of Teaching

Welcome from Dr. Terri Lasswell, Department Head

The Department of Teaching at UNI provides premier preparation of new teachers, including powerful clinical courses; intensive and extensive experiences in partner schools across the state, nation, and world; and a collaborative model of joint inquiry, supervision and support by outstanding mentor teachers and UNI faculty. In addition, the Department provides courses, workshops, professional development, and other outreach to practicing teachers and participates in the learning communities of schools whenever possible. The Department of Teaching values the art, science and craft of teaching.

Dr. Terri Lasswell
Schindler Education Center 153
(319) 273-7007

What's New: UNI Minority Educators for Today and Tomorrow

UMETT Students Fifteen students from Waterloo and Marshalltown schools attended UNI’s inaugural Minority Educators for Today and Tomorrow summer academy. The academy’s mission is to grow diverse educators in the Cedar Valley from within the diverse community.

The participating high school students spent a week living on UNI’s campus and learning what it would be like to be an educator, how they can achieve their goals and even preparing for actual classroom experience. If the students attend UNI after graduating high school or after going to an Iowa community college, they’ll be eligible for a scholarship of $500.