At Iowa, we understand the value of a quality education. We focus on innovation and the future, teaching today's students how to become tomorrow's teachers. Here, your learning won't just happen inside the classroom—at least our classrooms—because we believe in giving students hands-on learning opportunities that put them into the community. At Iowa, you’ll gain the skills and experience you need to inspire the next generation of students.

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Education Studies and Human Relations

The multidisciplinary Education Studies and Human Relations (ESHR) major in the College of Education provides a number of opportunities for students who are interested in a career in education or counseling-related fields but do not wish to pursue K-12 classroom teaching. 

The ESHR program provides strong academic preparation, including critical-thinking and interpersonal-communication skills, for a wide variety of education-related careers or graduate study.

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Elementary Education

A degree in elementary education prepares students for licensure to teach kindergarten through sixth grade and includes opportunities to specialize in teaching a specific area such as art, language arts, or reading.

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Science Studies

The science studies BS major offers preparation for students considering jobs teaching science in schools or in informal learning settings such as park naturalists or museum educators. It also provides a foundation for advanced study in education, law, or certain health-related fields. 

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Secondary Education

Iowa offers excellent teacher education programs that prepare students to seek licensure to teach at the secondary level (grades 5-12) in art, English, mathematics, music, science, social science, or a world language.

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Sport Media and Culture

Sport Media and Culture examines the meaning, history, and culture of sport. Coursework provides students with the critical skills necessary to understand sport’s relationship to media, economics, politics, and education. A focus on race, class, and gender in sport is central to the major.