Shaping the Future of Tech Education

There’s a national need for industrial technology teachers, and here at UNI, we lead the state – graduating more industrial technology teachers than any other institution. Our program is the largest of its kind in Iowa, preparing graduates to teach industrial arts at the high school level.

Coursework includes training in: computer-aided design, automotive, woods, metals and other in-demand areas. You’ll also learn effective curriculum planning, teaching methods, and classroom and lab management – preparing you to be the best teacher possible.

Our students flourish with small class sizes, supportive professors and abundant classroom teaching experiences, making sure they’re ready to lead the future generation of learners.

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Career placement

Our program boasts a 100% placement rate – and many students graduate with multiple job offers

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Excellent teacher preparation

You’ll take courses through our award-winning College of Education, and will complete 750 hours of classroom teaching experience

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By the time you graduate, you’ll have the experience and the licensure needed to start teaching right away


Find out More About Technology and Engineering Education

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Contact us directly at:

Department of Technology
University of Northern Iowa
Industrial Technology Center 25
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0392

Phone: (319) 273-2561

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School districts contact our program over a year in advance to recruit our Tech Ed majors, and many of our students graduate with multiple job offers from different schools.

Chris Shaw
Advisor, UNI Department of Technology

Opportunities for Students


Because of the strong need for Tech Ed teachers in Iowa, many of our students qualify for the Teach Iowa Scholar Program. This program provides up to $20,000 over a five year period for those teaching in a high-demand field.  

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Some of the most impactful learning experiences happen beyond the textbook. In the UNI Department of Technology, you'll learn by doing. Put your skills to use on real projects – whether it’s building tiny houses, or helping plan construction projects here on campus.

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The UNI chapter of the Technology Education Collegiate Association (TEECA) promotes professionalism, leadership, scholarship, service and fellowship among students in technology education.

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