Teacher Education

Welcome to UNI Teacher Education

Rod Library
UNI Teacher Education Strategic Initiative Plan

The Iowa Board of Regents has asked UNI to create a strategic plan for Educator Preparation that will serve as a national model for best practice that will benefit the future of PK-12 education. To learn more about the work on the Teacher Education Strategic Initiative Plan see this website:

The Office of Teacher Education has moved to Room 365 in Rod Library

The University of Northern Iowa is highly respected as a premier teacher education program. UNI graduates more than 500 new teachers each year -- joining the 17,000 plus UNI alumni educators throughout the world.

UNI's teacher education program includes elementary, middle and high school school programs, with a variety of majors including mathematics, science, English, art and music to name a few.

One of the key strengths of UNI's teacher education program is the hands-on learning students experience in real world classrooms, giving students diverse opportunities in both urban and rural schools.

UNI professors lead and partner with many state and national education programs addressing teacher effectiveness and student learning, allowing our students an opportunity to engage in innovative research and teaching practices.

For more than 135 years, UNI has been a leader in pre-K through 12 education.  Learn why UNI is known as Iowa's teacher school.

E-mail the Office of Teacher Education

Elementary Education Program Coordinator- JD.Cryer@uni.edu

Secondary Education Program Coordinator- Chad.Christopher@uni.edu

Record Analyst for the Teacher Education Program- Barbara.Hill@uni.edu

Secretary II for the Teacher Education Program-Lori.Wurtz@uni.edu