Educational Leadership & Postsecondary Education

Welcome from Victoria Robinson, Department Head

The Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education provides programs for future principals, superintendents and postsecondary student affairs professionals.

Our faculty deliver relevant and rigorous curriculum, create meaningful internship experiences, model collaborative relationships and foster intellectual inquiry. They work to connect people to ideas, people to opportunities, people to people and people to themselves.



Victoria Robinson
Head, Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education




Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education Facts


  • The UNI College of Education has served more than 250 schools, 1,500 educators, and 75,000 students through professional development, classroom instruction, and student activities.
  • 23 percent of Iowa's teachers and 33 percent of school administrators come from UNI, with 500 new teachers graduating each year.
  • More than 12,000 alumni educators live in Iowa.
  • 1,330 alumni educators live in Black Hawk County, and 1,491 alumni educators live in Polk County.
  • Since 1986 there have been 80 graduates in our Ed.D.-Educational Leadership program.



What's Happening . . .

Gilson, Martin make trip to American School of Bombay (Mumbai) for MAE International Teacher Leader Program

UNI Cohort at American School of Bombay, MumbaiDr. Tim Gilson and Dr. Leigh Martin visited the MAE International Teacher Leader students in the UNI Cohort at the American School of Bombay, Mumbai over Thanksgiving break last November.  Gilson and Martin had the opportunity to visit with current students in person and promote a potential second cohort at the American School of Bombay.



UNI's College of Education Acknowledged as a Top Graduate Program

UNI's College of Education (COE) ranks among the best in the nation, according to the 2013 edition of "Best Graduate Schools," published by U.S. News & World Report. All graduate programs within the COE's five departments were acknowledged for their high quality, earning the COE a ranking of 127 out of 274 programs reviewed. For details, visit



Contact Information


Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education
508 Schindler Education Center
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0604