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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Counseling and Behavioral Health Services

The field of counseling and behavioral health services is abundant with career opportunities that rely on interpersonal communication and personal problem-solving. Our faculty have expertise in counseling and human behavior and will help prepare you for entry level positions in nonprofit agencies, community centers, clinics, and more.

We will also prepare you for graduate professional programs in counseling, applied psychology, couple and family therapy, and other related behavioral health fields.

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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.