COE Stories & News

Public health majors introduce fresh produce to elementary school students

Public health majors in partnership with CEEE win big with Farm to School program

For seven years, UNI public health majors have been educating elementary school students about fresh produce. This Farm to School program earned a recent award.
Teacher in front of line of students

Why becoming a teacher could be the best decision you ever make

At UNI, we believe choosing to become a teacher could be your best decision yet. Hear from our teacher alumni on why they're happy they made the decision.
Roark Horn

Education leader Roark Horn to join UNI College of Education faculty

Roark HornExecutive Director of the School Administrators of Iowa (SAI) Roark Horn will be joining the University of Northern Iowa College of Education faculty in fall 2022 as the Pomerantz Endowed Professorship in Educational Excellence and instructor of superintendency. 

Purple Pathway for Paraeducators

UNI to offer new online degree pathway for paraeducators to earn teaching degree

Purple Pathway for Paraeducators

A new online, accelerated pathway to a bachelor’s degree offered by the University of Northern Iowa could greatly increase the number of elementary and special education teachers across the state.

Summer workshop for music teachers

UNI to offer summer workshops for music teachers

Summer workshop for music teachers

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting enrollments for two music education workshops this summer: Audio Engineering for Educators and RockShop! Modern Band Workshop. 

Each workshop is designed for teachers to enhance learning and instruction in their music classrooms. One hour of undergraduate or graduate credit is available for each workshop.

Children building with blocks with their teacher

Noyce Grant recipients showcase UNI's STEM expertise

Students playing with blocks with their teacher

A team of three University of Northern Iowa faculty members have been awarded a one-year grant of $66,682 from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program to participate in a Noyce Capacity Project that aims to address the national need to develop an Elementary Master STEM Teacher Leader program in Iowa. 

Teacher with students raising their hands

John Deere Waterloo Operations’ donation to Teach Waterloo helps diversify district’s teacher workforce

Teacher with students raising their hands

Teach Waterloo, a partnership forged between the University of Northern Iowa and the Waterloo Community School District, will receive $100,000 in funding from John Deere Waterloo Operations. This is to support the Teach Waterloo mission to grow and diversify the local educator workforce.  

Alexis Moller

Future educator tops off legacy at UNI with Lux Service Award

Alexis Moller is a graduating senior who's confident of the legacy of passion and kindness she's left at UNI. And it's culminated with a Lux Service Award.
Social and Emotional Learning promo poster

UNI's Social and Emotional Learning Conference encourages compassion, empathy and mindfulness in schools

Social and Emotional Learning Conference

The University of Northern Iowa is hosting a day-long conference for the UNI community and professional colleagues involved in teaching, counseling, social work and school psychology that will focus on introducing the practices of compassion, empathy and mindfulness in schools.