COE Stories & News

Sharon Elliott and Hannah Bustamante in the classroom

Mentoring the next generation of teachers

Learn more about the crucial role mentor teachers play in building the next generation of educators. 
Colleen Mulholland

Thank you to our teachers!

UNI College of Education Dean Colleen Mulholland shares a few words about the importance of educators for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Reegan Zinkula standing in front of a white board in her classroom

Teacher education students share experiences in the classroom

At UNI, teacher education students learn to appreciate the work of teachers more than the average person when they get in the classroom and start teaching.
Jesús Lizárraga Estrada

UNI’s director of Student Success & Retention is paying it forward for students

Read about Jesús Lizárraga Estrada’s journey from being a first-generation college student to helping students succeed while earning his doctorate.
Left to right: Matthew Smith, Rob Denson, Colleen Mulholland, Peter LeBlanc, Mark Nook

UNI partnering with Des Moines Public Schools to meet need for administrators

UNI is expanding its master’s degree and advanced studies certificate in principalship to include a cohort specifically for Des Moines Public Schools. 
UNI campus

U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Northern Iowa among 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools

The University of Northern Iowa has been ranked among the 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report.
Ebonee Johnson

Public health scholar addresses youth mental health at Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education

Ebonee T. Johnson, PhD, is the keynote presenter at the 2023 Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education at UNI on April 26.
Ryan Penning

How UNI helped Ryan Penning bring communities together

Before starting at UNI, Ryan Penning had never heard of a parks and recreation department. Now he directs one in West Des Moines.
Hannah Lang with the mountains behind her

From the WRC’s climbing wall to the Rocky Mountains: Hannah Lang’s journey in adaptive sports

Hannah Lang has been able to take her love of outdoor recreation and turn it into a successful career at the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, CO.
UNI awarded $250K grant to support teachers and better student outcomes

UNI awarded $250K grant to support teachers and better student outcomes

Thanks to a recent $250,000 grant, faculty members at the University of Northern Iowa will further their research focusing on social and emotional learning, aimed at providing effective support to school personnel, leading to better student outcomes.