Teacher Education Research Guide


Iowa Core
Access the Iowa Core Standards as well as resources for educators.

InTASC Teaching Standards
Download these standards.

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Information regarding Iowa teaching licensure (substitute, coaching, others) and endorsements.

Association of Christian Schools International
Provides networking opportunities, job listings, and professional development.

Find and apply for Iowa education jobs.

U.S. Department of Education
Access data and research from this government entity.

National Center for Education Statistics
Provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school.

National Center for Education: School Crime & Safety
Executive summary of indicators of school crime and safety.

National Center for Education: Projections
Report of educational projections through 2028.

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
A global organization working for education around the world.



Free online games to help kids build a range of educational skills including math, spelling, and typing.

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government

Designed by the Government Publishing Office to introduce students to the federal government.

Brain Pop & Brain Pop, Jr. (K-3)

Access to animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Carefully mapped to Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and searchable with an online Standards Tool.

Children's Book Selections

Children's books from before 1924 presented by the Library of Congress for reading and sharing.


A full text database of education research and information, available for free from the Institute of Education Sciences.

Khan Academy

Offers free courses for many grade levels and subjects that include explanatory videos and practice problems.

International Children's Digital Library

A digital library of outstanding children's books from all over the world.

Iowa AEA

Educational resources funded and provided by Iowa's area education agencies. See TEd faculty for login info.


A list of curated educational websites for educators and other learners to use as teaching tools.

National Geographic Kids

Presents information about science, geography, and nature in a kid-friendly way.

OER Commons

A public digital library of open educational resources.

Teacher Network

Access to teacher chat groups, lesson plans, and classroom projects.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Open marketplace for educators to buy, sell, and share original resources.

The Teacher Toolkit

A collection of activities and tools that you can use to accomplish various goals in the classroom.

Teaching Commons

Open educational resources from leading colleges and universities.


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Khan Academy Praxis Core Prep

Videos and exercises with immediate feedback to help you prepare for the Praxis Core test.

Praxis Iowa

Information about the Praxis requirements in Iowa.

Praxis Prep from ETS

Find Praxis prep materials by test and find tips for test day.


The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals not available in EBSCOhost. 

Click here to search DOAJ for free access to articles on your topic! Searching on DOAJ is very similar to searching on EBSCOhost.

DOAJ journal titles include:

Journal of Teaching and Learning
Journal of Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Research eJournal
Journal of Teacher Education and Educators
Journal on Best Teaching Practices
Christian Perspectives in Education

... and many more!


Christian Education Journal
Christian School Educators
Education Digest
Gifted Child Today
Journal for Christian Educators
Journal of Education and Christian Belief
Language Arts
The Reading Teacher
Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Children Mathematics

... and many more!