Study science education at UNI – the state’s leader in teacher preparation

Science teachers play a critical role in development of a well-rounded student. By engaging them in science aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, they foster their imagination, develop critical thinking and open the door to new possibilities, new ideas and new experiences.

In the University of Northern Iowa Science Education program, our continued leadership in science education, research and teaching advances our students to the forefront of meaningful and exciting careers and to become leaders in their schools, communities and in the field of science education.

By inspiring young minds to learn about the world around them, our graduates are reshaping classrooms and the science education community across the country.

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High Placement Rates

Students graduating from UNI’s science education program have a high placement rate, working in schools around Iowa, and the country.

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In-Demand Field

Teachers in the areas of science and STEM are in high-demand across Iowa, and the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

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Nationally Recognized Program

UNI’s teacher preparation program is recognized for excellence around the Midwest, and the country.

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Science Education Update Conference

The UNI Science Education Update Conference is a one-day conference for current and future teachers. The conference focuses on issues and topics related to K-12 science and STEM, featuring breakout and workshop sessions, exhibits and access to instructional resources and strategies that can be implemented in the classroom. The next conference is scheduled for April 1, 2022.