Support for Teacher Education Student Success
UNI Teacher Education is supported by the College of Education Advising and Teacher Education Success (CATS) office. As a UNI teacher education student (all levels), you can turn to this office for assistance with:
- Admission to UNI Teacher Education
- Requirements leading to licensure
- Teacher Education Progress monitoring
The CATS Office also provides general advising services (degree options, class planning, registration) for College of Education students via the CATS advising team. Students with secondary teaching majors should reach out to their college-based advisors. If unsure where to turn, the CATS Office can help get you to the right place.
The CATS Office is located at 151 Schindler Education Center. You can also contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-273-2265
Iowa's Premier Teacher Education Program
The University of Northern Iowa is highly respected as a premier teacher education program. For nearly 150 years, UNI has been a leader in pre-K through 12 education. UNI graduates more than 450 teacher education students each year -- joining the 17,000 plus UNI alumni educators throughout the world. UNI's teacher education program includes majors leading to early childhood, elementary, middle and high school level teaching, including elementary education, mathematics, science, English, art, physical education and music to name a few.
One of the key strengths of UNI's teacher education program is the hands-on learning students experience in real world classrooms, giving students diverse opportunities in both urban, suburban and rural schools. UNI professors lead and partner with many state and national education programs addressing teacher effectiveness and student learning, allowing our students an opportunity to engage in innovative research and teaching practices.