Welcome to the University of Northern Iowa, Department of Teaching, where we have been preparing teachers for over 150 years. Through this department, we provide over 1000 students per year the opportunity to complete a minimum of four different field experiences to help prepare them for effective teaching by bridging classroom theory with classroom practice.
We originally only placed students in Iowa, but we have expanded beyond to other states and countries. We ensure that UNI students have high quality, personalized supervision by UNI faculty in all of their field experiences and student teaching. We find school placements where teachers exhibit best practice. In this way, we know our students graduate as teachers who are competent in content skills, classroom management, and knowledge of student learning needs.