What kind of teacher do you want to be?
Choose Iowa’s leading teacher education program.
As a teacher you bring joy and discovery. You build character and foster curiosity. You create an environment that instills confidence in children of all ages to learn, explore and grow.
As a teacher, you make a difference.
Here you’ll experience teaching with hands-on experience early and often. Guided by professors who’ve “been there.” And in settings that range from Cedar Falls to Costa Rica. Few places prepare more teachers than the University of Northern Iowa.
Ready to be one of them?
HOURS IN THE
THE UNI WAY
A PATH TO TEACHING
Begin major content
Start building your foundation in your chosen area of teaching.
First field experience
Spend 30 hours working with PK-12 students to get a closer look at teaching as a career.
Get admitted to teacher education
Formally apply to the UNI Teacher Education Program after declaring your major, completing initial course credit--then celebrate at the Teacher Education Induction Convocation!
More courses! More field experience!
Gain knowledge, responsibility and experience as you teach your first lessons during 25 hours of Level 2 field experiences in local schools, followed by up to the equivalent of a full week immersion in Level 3.
It all comes together in your final semester of 16 weeks of student teaching in Iowa, nationally, even internationally!
Graduate, get your license to teach
Get your diploma at UNI commencement and then time for licensure! We’ll assist you through the process with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
FIND YOUR TEACHING MAJOR