College of Education

Media advisory: Media tour of new Kirkwood Regional Center at UI

Members of the media are invited to tour the Kirkwood Regional Center Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., prior to the grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony. They will see an environmentally engineered building with welding and factory-equipment simulators, health-care labs, and robots built by area students.
student teacher working with elementary students

UI makes list of 'Best Value' for colleges of education

The University of Iowa has some of the highest quality and most affordable teacher preparation programs in the state. The UI College of Education teacher preparation programs in elementary and secondary education made the “Best Value” colleges of education list in Iowa, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.
hopscotch drawn with sight words in each box

Helping kids read, succeed

Iowa Reading Research Center supports children, parents, educators
Finding the best literacy resources for children in Iowa has just gotten a lot easier thanks to the Iowa Reading Research Center. The center, which recently found a new home at the University of Iowa, offers creative and fun ideas such as playing Sight Word Hopscotch or Beat the Clock.
John Westefeld

The Des Moines Register Westefeld shares how we can prevent suicide

The week of Sept. 7-13 is National Suicide Prevention Week. It is important to reflect on suicide, its prevalence, risk factors, what to do if concerned about someone, and where to get help, according to John Westefeld, a suicidologist and UI College of Education professor.

Jenna Whipple and Amanda Anderson with RTI setup laptop computers that will go on a laptop cart as preparations continue at the Kirkwood Center at the University of Iowa in Coralville, Iowa, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

The Gazette Kirkwood Regional Center at the UI enhances STEM teaching

The Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa welcomes 350 high school students as it opens this fall, part of a unique partnership including the UI Tippie College of Business and the Colleges of Education and Engineering, which will conduct research, education, and teacher development on site.

State, UI leaders announce new Iowa Reading Research Center director

Center’s new director and new home will advance statewide literacy effort
Leaders from the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa’s College of Education have named Deborah Reed as the next director of the Iowa Reading Research Center, which has a critical role in a statewide effort to ensure all children read well by the end of third grade.