The University of Iowa

College of Education Undergraduate Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 4:00pm Hancher Auditorium
Education Graduates with Banner
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 4:00pm
141 Park Road
Iowa City, IA 52242

Doors open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. No tickets required.

Ceremony for graduates majoring in elementary art, English, world language, mathematics, music, science, or social studies education. Graduates will also be recognized for Teacher Education Program completion and recommendation for state licensure as well as graduates with the Educational Studies and Human Relations (ESHR) major.

Dean Dan Clay will give the welcome, and Clay and UI President Barb Wilson will confer degrees. 

National Board Certified Teacher (’08 and ’18) Beth Hieronymus (BS ’94) will be the keynote speaker. Ted Neal, science education clinical professor, will be the faculty speaker, and Ethan Owens, a music and music education major from Runnells, Iowa, will be the student speaker. Owens will receive two bachelor’s degrees: a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Education and a Bachelor of Music from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Mark McDermott, associate dean for teacher education and student services, will recognize those who completed the Teacher Education Program, and College of Education program coordinators will present the diplomas.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you or a guest are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please use the contact information listed on this page.

Becca Stai

Watch Live

The ceremony will premiere at the scheduled time and day and will be livestreamed with captions enabled. The ceremony video will be uploaded to the University of Iowa YouTube channel after all ceremonies have concluded.