COE Stories & News

Colleen Mulholland, UNI College of Education dean

‘Accidental’ teacher-educator named new College of Education dean

Meet our new Dean of the College of Education, Colleen Mulholland, a self-described "accidental" teacher educator. 
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UNI boasts top ranking Education, Social Work and Business programs in new report

UNI Campus

Three University of Northern Iowa graduate programs were named among the top graduate programs in the country, according to a new U.S. News & World Report ranking.

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UNI honors four College of Education alumni with Hall of Excellence inductions

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Four distinguished University of Northern Iowa alumni will be inducted into the College of Education’s 2022 Elinor A. Crawford and William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence on April 1 and 2.

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UNI College of Education receives grant to address educator needs in Iowa school districts

University of Northern Iowa’s College of Education was awarded a nearly $65,000 grant earlier this year to build stronger partnerships with select Iowa school districts, assess their immediate workforce needs and better offer support in the future.

Irenea Walker

UNI professor's classroom research draws accolades

UNI professor Irenea Walker wants educators to know teaching Black history matters. Her research paper dedicated to the topic has won a national award.
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UNI selected by Amazon as Career Choice education partner

The University of Northern Iowa has been chosen as a partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, which has expanded to cover the full cost of college tuition for the company’s eligible hourly employees.

2020 African American Read-In

African American Read-In Puts Spotlight on Literacy, Black Authors

Nearly 2000 first-graders locally and regionally  will connect with the University of Northern Iowa College of Education as part of its 16th African American Read-In, which celebrates the literary works of African American authors and illustrators during Black History Month.

Families browse children's books at 9th African American Children and Families Conference

UNI conference to focus on embracing 'unique qualities' of African American families

The University of Northern Iowa’s 11th African American Children and Families Conference will focus on "Embracing African American Children and Families’ Unique Qualities” as part of a virtual event on Friday, February 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“It is our belief that if we embrace and respect individual unique qualities that there will be a better understanding among people,” says Gloria Kirkland Holmes, UNI professor emeritus and conference coordinator.

Teach Waterloo

Waterloo Schools Foundation pledges $300,000 to diversify district’s teacher workforce

 A $300,000 grant from Waterloo Schools Foundation will fund the expansion of a thriving partnership between the Waterloo Community School District (WCSD) and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI).

Teach Waterloo aims to diversify the K-12 teacher workforce in support of student success – research has shown that having a teacher of color in a classroom is associated with higher achievement and increases the likelihood that students of color complete high school and attend college.