Education Stories & News

Emily Pendleton and Savannah Spitz in their classrooms

First cohort of Purple Pathway for Paraeducators gears up for graduation

The Purple Pathway for Paraeducators allows paraeducators with an associate’s degree to earn an elementary education degree online from UNI  while continuing their work in schools.
Matt Kingsbury

Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year traces roots to UNI

School Administrators of Iowa recently named Matt Kingsbury, principal of Vinton-Shellsburg, the 2024 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year.
Teacher helping student

UNI introduces online pathway for special education endorsements

UNI is now offering new flexible, online pathways for practicing teachers to become licensed as instructional strategist special education teachers.
UNI campus

U.S. News & World Report ranks UNI among 2024 Best Graduate Schools

U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked the University of Northern Iowa among its list of 2024 Best Graduate Schools.
Social and Emotional Learning Conference - Save the date: April 19, 2024

UNI's Social and Emotional Learning Conference returns April 19

A director of school mental health and a renowned children’s author and illustrator are speaking at the Social and Emotional Learning Conference at UNI.
Iowa Elementary STEM Expo for Emerging Educators

STEM workshop focuses on emerging elementary education educators

Future teachers will explore STEM in the elementary class setting at the Elementary STEM Expo for Emerging Pre-K-6 Educators, sponsored by the UNI College of Education.
CeCe Grabinski

CeCe chose UNI to achieve her dream job in teaching

UNI junior CeCe Grabinski is on a mission to help individuals with disabilities. She's decided teaching special ed is the best way to make this happen.
Teacher education student standing in front of children playing in a sandbox

UNI adds online option for transfer students to earn early childhood education degree

Registration is now open for summer 2024 for transfer students seeking an online option to earn a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from UNI.
Selin Akgun

UNI’s Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture to focus on artificial intelligence in education

Preparing current and future educators for the implications of AI in the classroom is the focus of this year’s Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education.
Ellen Shay with her husband's award alongside family, Peter H. Reynolds and actors from "Dot Dot Dot: A New Musical."

Remembering Terry Shay: A special honor for International Dot Day pioneer

Award-winning author Peter H. Reynolds presented an honor to the family of the late Terry “TJ” Shay for his work as the founder of International Dot Day.