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.
Educational psychology, human development, research and evaluation, school psychology, and social foundations of education. The department is responsible for courses required of all prospective teachers. The department has three graduate degree programs at the Master's level and one graduate degree specialist 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 University of Northern Iowa places a high priority on providing quality education to financially disadvantaged and minority students. To fulfill this commitment for all students, the university has established the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Special Community Services (EOP/SCS).
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.