College of Education

Donna Bohlmann looks over an online course assignment with Courtney Durst, a senior at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School.

Iowa Farmer Today Rural teachers, students seek AP classes

Small schools in rural communities often have a hard time finding enough students and teachers to offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes. In Iowa, the state has worked to deal with the problem by offering online AP classes through the UI College of Education’s Belin-Blank Center.

 Tai D. Matthews leads a lesson on ancient Greece in her 6th grade humanities class at the Paterson (N.J.) Academy for the Gifted and Talented

Education Week Poorest students often miss out on gifted education

STEM-talented middle school students in 11 high-poverty districts in rural Iowa are participating in the UI Belin-Blank Center’s STEM Excellence and Leadership program that will build a pipeline to high school AP courses.  Economically-vulnerable students often fall through the cracks without specialized programming, according to center director Susan Assouline.

Graduates take photo in front of the Old Capitol.

Celebrating commencement

Sights and sounds from spring 2015 commencement weekend
This past weekend, thousands of UI students were joined by faculty, staff, and families as they celebrated their educational milestone at commencement ceremonies around campus.
College of Education Convocation - May 15, 2015

UI Video: Teacher Education Convocation 2015

Friday, May 15, 5 p.m., Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge
The UI College of Education Spring 2015 Teacher Education Convocation will be streamed live from "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins Friday, May 15, at 5 p.m. Archival video will replace the live stream on the "Iowa Now" page shortly after the ceremony concludes.
Graduating seniors reflect on their faculty mentors

Professors' guidance pays off

Graduating seniors reflect on their faculty mentors
Three UI graduating seniors sat down with their mentors to reflect on their four years at Iowa.
Students in cap and gown at graduation

University of Iowa graduates to celebrate commencement

Ceremonies begin May 14; wrap in early June
About 5,100 University of Iowa students will mark educational milestones as they receive their degrees at spring 2015 commencement ceremonies. Ceremonies begin Thursday, May 14, with the College of Pharmacy commencement and end Friday, June 5, with the College of Dentistry. All other ceremonies will be held May 15-16.
2015 University of Iowa REACH Convocation

Video: UI REACH convocation 2015

Friday, May 8, 4:30 p.m., UI Macbride Hall Auditorium
The spring 2015 UI REACH Program convocation ceremony will be streamed live from "Iowa Now." Streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony begins on Friday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. Archival video will replace the live stream on the "Iowa Now" page shortly after the ceremony concludes.
Finkbine dinner

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni honored with one of UI’s highest honors

Finkbine Dinner recognizes leadership, learning, and loyalty
University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni received some of the institution’s highest honors Tuesday, May 5, at the 98th anniversary of the Finkbine Dinner for Representative Student Leaders.
Cedar Rapids Community School District buses at the Education Leadership Support Center in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

The Gazette Corridor schools at top of AP test ranking

High schools in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City are among the top schools in the state for advanced placement test participation, an annual ranking released Tuesday by the University of Iowa College of Education's Belin-Blank Center shows.

Phil Was Here sign on the Pentacrest

Phil was...everywhere!

Fourth annual Phil's Day highlights the impact of philanthropy on campus
There’s no other day during the school year when philanthropy—nicknamed “Phil” by the University of Iowa Foundation’s Student Philanthropy Initiative—is more visible than on Phil’s Day, which took place on Thursday, April 30—the fourth annual celebration of philanthropy on the UI campus.