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10:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

#1 College of Education in Iowa1

#33 Top Public Schools1

28,000+ Education Alumni Worldwide

Reach Your Potential as an Educator with a Top-Ranked College of Education

Get ready to elevate the difference you make in education — without disrupting your career or life — with the University of Iowa College of Education. With our online graduate programs, you can specialize in STEM education or extend your teaching and education leadership expertise, bringing higher levels of student achievement to your community.

The education you receive at the University of Iowa leads to long-lasting success. In fact, 86% of UI teaching graduates continue working in education five years after graduating — far exceeding the national average of 51%. And the University of Iowa College of Education offers more than an impactful education, as our master’s programs are flexible and affordable.

The University of Iowa has institutional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). What’s more, U.S. News & World Report named us one of the Best Colleges for Veterans in 2022.

With the online degree programs from the University of Iowa College of Education, you can experience a powerful, personal education within a Big Ten Research Institution. Prepare to follow our graduates into numerous facets of education — teaching, administration, counseling, and beyond.

Nationally Recognized Education Programs

The University of Iowa’s online graduate degrees give you convenient paths to new careers in education. Explore the options below to find the program that will enable you to elevate your students’ success — and your own.

36 credit hours. 24 months.

Meet the growing demand for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educators with this 100% online program from the University of Iowa. You’ll prepare to teach STEM disciplines to K-12 students, fulfilling an urgent need for schools and districts in Iowa and beyond.

24 credit hours. 20 months.

The University of Iowa designed this master’s degree for educators seeking to enhance their leadership abilities and meet the needs of diverse student populations. In addition to honing your curriculum and instructional design expertise, you will develop competencies in instructional coaching, technology integration, and education evaluation.

Join Iowa’s Top-Ranked College of Education Wherever You Are

With the University of Iowa’s online degree programs, you can engage in prestigious, rigorous education courses in a flexible format. As a result, you can seek your master’s degree in an education specialty while continuing to meet your current teaching and life commitments. Plus, learn from faculty with impressive credentials and experience empowering student success in their practice areas and online classrooms.

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Become a Part of UI’s Storied Tradition

Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa is a premier public research university located alongside the Iowa River in Iowa City. In addition to being a member of the Association of American Universities and the Big Ten Conference, the University of Iowa is home to one of the country’s most acclaimed medical centers and the famous Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Online Courses Designed for Working Educators

With the University of Iowa’s online graduate programs, you can earn an education-focused master’s degree from a Big Ten research university without leaving home or putting your career on hold. The University of Iowa has aligned the courses in each program to fit national standards and the needs of school districts nationwide. With the master’s in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency program, you’ll take courses that follow the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), preparing for the critical reflection necessary for NBPTS certification. And the master’s in STEM Education program helps you complete many requirements for obtaining the Iowa K-12 STEM Education Specialist endorsement.*

Set a New Standard for Student Success and Your Careers

Demand for education professionals is projected to rise 10% from 2020 to 2030.2 That said, you must go behind the numbers to get the full story on America’s need for talented educators. For instance, studies on student performance indicate that investing in educators is essential to elevating the quality of instruction and expanding the diversity of school faculty.3 With the University of Iowa’s online master’s degrees, you can amplify your role in education, learning to equip your students and peers with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive in 21st-century classrooms.

Top 5 Career Options for UI Graduates

  1. Teacher
  2. Teacher Leader
  3. Instructional Coach
  4. Instructional Leader
  5. Curriculum Developer

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  1. U.S. News & World Report. University of Iowa Rankings. Retrieved June 9, 2022, from https://www.usnews.com/.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Education, Training, and Library Occupations. Retrieved June 10, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/.
  3. U.S. Department of Education. “Education Department Announces $35 Million Competition to Improve Teacher Quality.” Retrieved June 10, 2022, from https://www.ed.gov/.

* The Iowa K-12 STEM Education Specialist endorsement is only for the state of Iowa.