Professional Development for Educators

Build new skills, earn an endorsement or explore our graduate programs for educators. With a long-standing reputation, award-winning faculty and dedicated support staff, the University of Northern Iowa is the right choice for professional development for educators. 

Expand your teaching skills and career opportunities in reading, literacy, or school library studies, with our entirely online programs - designed specifically for current, licensed teachers. 

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Special Education Law & Ethics

Interested in expanding your knowledge in the legal and ethical standards for special education programs? Join us for our summer workshop, Special Education Law and Professional Ethics and earn one unit of graduate credit. The workshop will be led by Dr. Susan Etscheidt. 

  • June 7, June 28 and July 12
  • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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Summer 2024

Music Education Workshops

Are you looking for opportunities to expand your music education knowledge and teaching skills? Explore our summer workshops, available in-person or online via Zoom:

  • Audio Engineering for Educators
  • Rockshop I Modern Band Workshop
  • RockShop II - Reunion Tour
  • New! Digital Audio for Educators 
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Now offering an online transfer pathway

Early Childhood Education BA program

UNI is now accepting applications for the new Early Childhood Education Online Transfer Program. This flexible online program allows students with an AA or AS degree to earn their teaching degrees online, preparing for a meaningful and fulfilling career working with young children.

Current Work-Based Learning Micro-Credential Webinars

Webinar #1: Essentials of Work-Based Learning

Learn the types of work-based learning, basic steps needed to start a successful program in your school and how to gain buy-in from stakeholders. Enroll anytime and complete the course in four weeks.

Webinar #2: Finding and Maintaining Business Partners

Explore the ways to overcome challenges in developing a business network, learn how to evaluate quality work-based learning projects and discover new avenues to create industry partners. Enroll anytime and complete the course in four weeks.

Register for a Webinar

  • Create a Blackboard account 
  • On the login screen, choose "Non-UNI User Login" and enter your newly created username and password.
  • Navigate to the course listing, click the seminar title and select "Enroll Now" to access the seminar.