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UNI to induct students into Teacher Education Program

October 24, 2013

Kathy Oakland, chair, convocation committee, 319-273-2591,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC).

Three hundred and sixty-eight students have satisfied requirements for admission into the UNI Teacher Education Program and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study. Barb Bakker, instructor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, will deliver the convocation address. Katheryn East, chair of the Teacher Education Faculty, will present the candidates. Gloria Gibson, executive vice president and provost, will grant admission to the Teacher Education Program, and the pinning and affirmation of candidates will be by Katheryn East.

This will be the 46th group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education Program since formal ceremonies began in 1991. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited along with UNI faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.

For more information, contact Kathy Oakland, instructor of human relations, at 319-273-2591 or