The University of Iowa College of Education Online
Improve tomorrow with your online graduate degree from Iowa
Advance your career and become the kind of educator who changes lives for the better. Choose from our convenient online degrees: the MS in STEM Education or the MA in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency (MATLCC).
We’re top-ranked for good reason
The University of Iowa has been leading the way in educational equity and inclusion since the 1800s. We’re proud to be ranked the #1 Best College in Iowa, and the #37 Best Online Master of Education by U.S. News & World Report.1, 2
After more than 175 years of innovative excellence, the University of Iowa continues to blaze new trails in teacher education.
Take your career and students further
Want to see how a master’s degree can help you teach better, lead more effectively and fuel your career? Complete the form to get a program brochure.
Get valuable insights into the online experience, learn more about the College of Education, and see where this degree can take you.
Discover Your Next Step
Achieve more with Iowa
Big Ten Research Resources
Get better results with help from Iowa’s seven research centers and five research initiatives leading education and student support innovations.
Online and Hands-On
Study online, on your schedule. Put your learning to work in a culminating project based on your goals and the needs in your own community.
Learn More, Earn More
Your master’s degree can help you earn more. Nationally, master’s degree holders earn an average of 18% more than those whose highest degree is a bachelor’s.3
We’re committed to serving military and veteran students
Because we value your service and experience, we offer extensive, research-based support for military and veteran students that includes specialized counseling and resources, as well as financial assistance.
Wrap your degree in a Yellow Ribbon
In addition to the benefits available through the Post 9/11 GI Bill, we proudly offer qualifying veterans access to financial support through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program.
Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Distinguish yourself with one of these visionary programs
MS in STEM Education
Learn to help students innovate and solve problems in this program offered collaboratively by the Science Education and Mathematics Education programs. The curriculum provides an integrated blend of theory and practice and a unified mathematical model of instruction across disciplines. It also addresses the structural challenges of access and privilege for diverse learners within school systems. You’ll graduate from this nationally respected program with the tools and community connections to successfully implement a STEM-integrated curriculum in your school.
- Design your own capstone project
- Complete in as little as 24 months
MA in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency (MATLCC)
Raise your ability to meet the needs of ever-more culturally diverse student populations, and your technical fluency in this innovative program for teachers and educational leaders. The DEI-centered curriculum encompasses evidenced-based frameworks for technology integration, educational leadership, and teacher-leader/instructional coaching best practices. As you earn your degree, you may also be able to fulfill continuing education requirements for licensure, prepare for certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and partially fulfill the requirements for an Iowa State ESL endorsement.
- Design your own action research project
- Complete in as little as 20 months
Go one-on-one with K-12 thought leaders
Online programs designed by teachers for teachers
You can depend on us
Depend on the University of Iowa online education degrees to help you serve your community and the future by supporting K-12 learners in all their diversity. Get the evidence-based tools you need to help all students succeed from the researchers and scholars at Iowa. Enroll and study wherever you are to grow your career in the company of recognized experts and innovators at a surprisingly affordable cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
What services and support do I have access to as an online student?
- Remote access to UI Libraries’ subscription databases and research collections
- Research assistance by phone, email, or online meeting
- Book delivery (within the U.S.)
- Scanning and delivery of articles and book chapters
- Resource guides and recommendations for research tools
What are the technology requirements?
Is the University of Iowa accredited?
Can I apply if my GPA is lower than 3.0?
Will my degree indicate that I completed coursework online?
Does this program offer licensure in Iowa or any other state?
Is the GRE or any other examination required?
Can I take the courses out of sequence or start at a later date?
Can transfer credits from another college/university apply toward program requirements?
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Do I qualify for financial aid?
Students with specific questions about financial aid may contact the Office of Student Financial Aid by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 319-335-1450. For more information, visit the financial aid website.
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