Students who already hold a bachelor's degree may pursue Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Teacher Certification—including endorsements and administrative certificates—at the graduate level.

  1. Preparation:  Consult UNL's Certification Officer and/or the relevant academic department to ensure that you understand the requirements and know what to select when you apply.
  2. Application and admission:  Apply via the Application for Admission to Graduate Study (or Teach Nebraska if eligible) and get admitted.
  3. Progress and completion:  Consult an advisor, then enroll and complete requirements as described.  Questions about specific certifications and their requirements should be directed to the departments listed as contacts.  For broader questions about completing NDE requirements at UNL, contact UNL's Certification Officer.

Certification objectives are grouped here by related UNL academic departments, with the following abbreviations:

  • Admin:  Administrative Certification
  • Initial:  Initial Teaching Certificate:  The first certificate issued on the basis of completion of an approved teacher education program.
  • Field:  Field Endorsement:  Two or more subjects which, considered as a single area of study, represent a wider and broader scope than that of a subject.
  • Subj:  Subject Endorsement: A specific course or narrow range of courses taught and offered in a school.
  • Supp:  Supplemental Endorsement
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Dept. of Child, Youth and Family Studies

Family and Consumer Science Education (Grades 6-12) (90-91 cr; Initial, Field)

Contact: Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 402-472-8209.

CYAF 160Human Development and the Family3
CYAF 222Introduction to Family Finance3
CYAF 280Family Science3
CYAF 333Families in the Economy3
CYAF 380Working with Families in Communities and Schools3
CYAF 382Working with Parents3
CYAF 403Student Teaching Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences3
CYAF 851Learning and Teaching Principles and Practice in Family and Consumer Sciences3
CYAF 852Curriculum Principles and Practices in Family and Consumer Sciences4
CYAF 894JProfessional Practicum Experiences2
CYAF 897JStudent Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences10
NUTR 244Scientific Principles of Food Preparation3
NUTR 245Scientific Principles of Food Preparation Laboratory1
NUTR 250Human Nutrition and Metabolism3
NUTR 372Food Safety and Sanitation3
TMFD 123Clothing and Society: You Are What You Wear3
or CYAF 493 Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues
EDPS 851Psychology of Adolescence3
EDPS 854Human Cognition and Instruction3
EDPS 297Professional Practicum Experiences II1
SPED 801BAccommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom3
TEAC 825Coordination in Occupational Training Programs3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Studies in the Foundations of Education
Ethics and Education
TEAC 861Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues3
TEAC 880ATeaching with Technology: Survey of Instructional Technology3
Select 15-16 hours from these areas of emphasis:15-16
Nutrition and Health (15 hrs)
Healthy Living
The Science of Food
Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
Cultural Aspects of Food and Nutrition
Nutrition and Food for Optimal Health
Nutritional Anthropology
Hospitality and Food Service (16 hrs)
Introduction to the Event Industry
Catering
Hospitality Facility Planning and Purchasing
Advanced Event Operations
Food Production Management
Applied Food Production Laboratory
Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design (15 hrs)
Clothing and Society: You Are What You Wear
Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues
Textiles
Product Development II: Apparel Analysis and Development
Merchandising I: Textile and Apparel Industry
History of Dress
Textiles, Technology and Culture
Body, Dress and Identity
Family Studies (15 hrs)
Dating and Couple Relationships
Advanced Family Finance
Addictions and Families
Family Stress and Crisis, Coping and Recovery
Child and Family Policy
Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues
Special Topics in Family and Cultural Diversity
Child Studies (15 hrs)
Infancy
and Infancy Laboratory
Methods of Working with Infants in Programs and Communities
Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education
Literacy Methods for Young Children
Math, Science & Nature Integrated Methods Birth - Kindergarten:World of Wonder
Applied Methods of Social Emotional Development and Guidance
Applied Methods of Social Emotional Development and Guidance
Assessment in Early Childhood
Health Occupations
Addictions and Families
Human Sexuality and Society
Scientific Greek and Latin
Introduction to Gerontology
Death and Dying
Philosophy and Current Issues
Total Credit Hours90-91

Dept. of Educational Administration

Principal, Elementary (Grades PK-8) (36-45 cr; Admin)

Contact: Department of Educational Administration, 402-472-3728.

This is an Administrative Certificate/Endorsement that requires the completion of 36 graduate credit hours if at the same level as one's teaching endorsement or 45 cr if pursuing this endorsement at a different level.

For admission to the master's degree or certificate program and to be recommended for administrative certification and endorsement, students must also satisfy additional NDE state requirements, including but not limited to, possession of a valid Regular Teaching Certificate, evidence of two years of successful teaching experience at the PK-8 level, human relations training, special education training, and basic skills competency.

EDAD 811Principal Practicum3
EDAD 830Administrative Theory in Educational Organizations3
EDAD 833Educational Finance3
EDAD 837Education Law3
EDAD 851Faculty and Staff Appraisal3
EDAD 852School Culture and Student Behavior3
EDAD 903Issues in Community Relations3
EDAD 800Foundations of Research and Methods of Inquiry in Educational Administration3
Select one of the following:3
Curriculum Inquiry
Introduction to Curriculum Studies
Seminar in Curriculum Studies
Select one of the following:3
Inquiry into Teaching and Learning
Instructional Improvement and Decision Making
Instructional Leadership: Emerging Trends and Practices
An approved College of Education and Human Sciences course outside the departments of EDAD or TLTE3
An elective approved by an advisor3
Total Credit Hours36

Each student must satisfactorily complete a Professional Portfolio approved by an advisor.

Principal, Secondary (Grades 7-12) (36-45 cr; Admin)

Contact: Department of Educational Administration, 402-472-3728.

This is an Administrative Certificate/Endorsement that requires the completion of 36 graduate credit hours if at the same level as one's teaching endorsement or 45 cr if pursuing this endorsement at a different level.

For admission to the master's degree or certificate program and to be recommended for administrative certification and endorsement, students must also satisfy additional NDE state requirements, including but not limited to, possession of a valid Regular Teaching Certificate, evidence of two years of successful teaching experience, human relations training, special education training, and basic skills competency.

EDAD 811Principal Practicum3
EDAD 830Administrative Theory in Educational Organizations3
EDAD 833Educational Finance3
EDAD 837Education Law3
EDAD 851Faculty and Staff Appraisal3
EDAD 852School Culture and Student Behavior3
EDAD 903Issues in Community Relations3
EDAD 800Foundations of Research and Methods of Inquiry in Educational Administration3
Select one of the following:3
Curriculum Inquiry
Introduction to Curriculum Studies
Seminar in Curriculum Studies
Select one of the following:3
Inquiry into Teaching and Learning
Instructional Improvement and Decision Making
Instructional Leadership: Emerging Trends and Practices
An approved College of Education and Human Sciences course outside the departments of EDAD or TLTE3
An elective approved by an advisor3
Total Credit Hours36

Each student must satisfactorily complete a Professional Portfolio, approved by an advisor.

Superintendent (Grades PK-12) (66 cr; Admin)

Contact: Department of Educational Administration, 402-472-3728.

This is an Administrative Certificate/Endorsement that requires the completion of 60 graduate credit hours and completion of a specialist of doctoral program in educational administration. For admission to the six year specialist program or the Ed.D. and to be recommended for administrative certification and endorsement, students must also satisfy additional NDE state requirements, including but not limited to, possession of a valid Regular Teaching Certificate, evidence of two years of successful teaching experience, human relations training, special education training, and basic skills competency.

EDAD 801Cross-Cultural Leadership Studies3
EDAD 811Principal Practicum3
EDAD 830Administrative Theory in Educational Organizations3
EDAD 833Educational Finance3
EDAD 835Business Management of Schools3
EDAD 837Education Law3
EDAD 851Faculty and Staff Appraisal3
EDAD 852School Culture and Student Behavior3
EDAD 901System-Level School Improvement3
EDAD 903Issues in Community Relations3
EDAD 905Issues in Governance of Educational Institutions3
EDAD 906Issues in System Level Administration3
EDAD 800Foundations of Research and Methods of Inquiry in Educational Administration3
EDAD 987CSuperintendent Internship3
EDAD 995Doctoral Seminar (representing the Superintendent Academy I and II)6
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Curriculum Inquiry
Introduction to Curriculum Studies
Seminar in Curriculum Studies
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Inquiry into Teaching and Learning
Instructional Improvement and Decision Making
Instructional Leadership: Emerging Trends and Practices
An approved College of Education and Human Sciences course outside the departments of EDAD or TLTE3
Approved electives with the recommendation of no more than 6 hrs from the department of EDAD9
Total Credit Hours66

Each student must satisfactorily complete a Professional Portfolio, approved by an advisor.

Depts. of Educational Administration and Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Curriculum Supervisor (Grades PK-12) (36 cr; Admin)

Contact: Departments of Educational Administration, 402-472-3728, and Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

This is an Administrative Certificate/Endorsement that requires the completion of 36 graduate credit hours. For admission to the master's degree or certificate program and to be recommended for administrative certification and endorsement, students must also satisfy additional NDE state requirements, including but not limited to, possession of a valid Regular Teaching Certificate, evidence of two years of successful teaching experience, human relations training, special education training, and basic skills competency. Candidates must apply to both the Department of Educational Administration and to the Department of Teaching Learning and Teacher Education.

EDAD 811Principal Practicum3
EDAD 830Administrative Theory in Educational Organizations3
EDAD 851Faculty and Staff Appraisal3
EDAD 903Issues in Community Relations3
EDAD 948Instructional Leadership: Emerging Trends and Practices3
Select one of the following:3
Educational Finance
Education Law
School Culture and Student Behavior
TEAC 800Inquiry into Teaching and Learning3
TEAC 801Curriculum Inquiry3
TEAC 888Teacher as Scholarly Practitioner3
Select two of the following approved graduate courses:6
The Middle Level Curriculum
Studies in Middle Level Schooling: Leadership
Introduction to Curriculum Studies
Seminar in Curriculum Studies
Curriculum as Aesthetic Text
Special Topics in Curriculum
Curriculum Evaluation
Curriculum as Spatial Text
Select one of the following foundations of education:3
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Studies in the Foundations of Education
Higher Education in America
Ethics and Education
Culture and Schooling
Culture and Schooling: Gender
Culture and Schooling: Gender and Science
Culture and Schooling: Special Topics
Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues
Colloquium in Educational Policy and Practice
Total Credit Hours36

Each student must satisfactorily complete a Professional Portfolio, approved by an advisor.

Dept. of Educational Psychology

Counselor, School Guidance (Grades K-6) (47 cr; Subj, Field)

Contact: Department of Educational Psychology, 402-472-2223.

Must have a valid initial teaching certificate and 2 years of teaching experience and must also be admitted into a master's degree program in Educational Psychology.

EDPS 800Foundations of Educational Research3
EDPS 850Child Psychology3
EDPS 853Psychological Assessment I3
EDPS 859Statistical Methods3
EDPS 866Counseling Pre-Practicum3
EDPS 868Multicultural Counseling3
EDPS 869Psychopathological Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence3
or EDPS 985 Couple and Family Counseling
EDPS 870Introduction to Educational and Psychological Measurement3
EDPS 964Counseling Theories and Intervention Techniques3
EDPS 965AGroup Counseling: Social Psychological Aspects3
EDPS 974Guidance and Counseling in Schools3
EDPS 975Occupations and Vocational Psychology3
EDPS 984Ethics and Ethical Decision Making in Counseling and Education3
EDPS 997APracticum in Counseling4
EDPS 997BField Placement in Counseling4
Total Credit Hours47

To add a 7-12 endorsement to this, a student must also take EDPS 851 Psychology of Adolescence and EDPS 997B Field Placement in Counseling at the 7-12 grade level.

Counselor, School Guidance (Grades 7-12) (47 cr; Subj, Field)

Contact: Department of Educational Psychology, 402-472-2223.

Must have a valid initial teaching certificate and 2 years of teaching experience and must also be admitted into a master's degree program in Educational Psychology.

EDPS 800Foundations of Educational Research3
EDPS 851Psychology of Adolescence3
EDPS 853Psychological Assessment I3
EDPS 859Statistical Methods3
EDPS 866Counseling Pre-Practicum3
EDPS 868Multicultural Counseling3
EDPS 869Psychopathological Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence3
or EDPS 985 Couple and Family Counseling
EDPS 870Introduction to Educational and Psychological Measurement3
EDPS 964Counseling Theories and Intervention Techniques3
EDPS 965AGroup Counseling: Social Psychological Aspects3
EDPS 974Guidance and Counseling in Schools3
EDPS 975Occupations and Vocational Psychology3
EDPS 984Ethics and Ethical Decision Making in Counseling and Education3
EDPS 997APracticum in Counseling4
EDPS 997BField Placement in Counseling4
Total Credit Hours47

To add a K-6 endorsement to this, a student must also take EDPS 850 Child Psychology and EDPS 997B Field Placement in Counseling at the K-6 grade level.

School Psychologist (Grades P-12) (65 cr; Field)

Contact: Department of Educational Psychology, 402-472-2223.

Must have an undergraduate degree in psychology, educational psychology, education or a related field. This is an educational specialist degree program.

Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Psychology of Adolescence
Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology
EDPS 854Human Cognition and Instruction3
EDPS 859Statistical Methods3
EDPS 863Introduction to Applied Behavior Anaysis3
EDPS 867Ethical and Professional Practice in School Psychology3
EDPS 869Psychopathological Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence3
EDPS 870Introduction to Educational and Psychological Measurement3
EDPS 900BSingle-Case Experimental Designs in Educational Research3
EDPS 950Intellectual Assessment4
EDPS 951Academic and Behavioral Assessment3
EDPS 952Systems of Consultation in School Psychology3
EDPS 954School Mental Health and Behavior Interventions3
EDPS 981School Practice in School Psychology8
EDPS 868Multicultural Counseling3
EDPS 958AInternship in School Psychology3
EDPS 996AResearch Other Than Thesis6
SPED6
Total Credit Hours63

Dept. of Special Education and Communication Disorders

Behavior Intervention Specialist (Birth-Grade 12) (21 cr; Supp)

Contact: Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, 402-472-2141.

Details coming soon.

Deaf or Hard of Hearing Education (Grades P-12) (45 cr; Subj)

Contact: Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, 402-472-2141.

Must have a valid initial teaching certificate in Elementary Education a Secondary Content area or Special Education-Mild/Moderate Disabilities. Students without a Special Education certificate are required to take the listed prerequisite courses. Proficiency requirements: Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language: successful completion of SLPA 202 Second Year American Sign Language II or minimum level of Intermediate on Sign Communication Proficiency Interview or EIPA or other approved measure before completion of the program.

Prerequisites
SPED 201Introduction to Special Education (or equivalent)3
SPED 212Assessment Techniques for Diverse Learners3
SPED 414Instructional Methods for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities3
or SPED 814 Instructional Methods for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities
SPED 454Behavior Management3
Select one of the following:3
Normal Language Development
Normal Language Development During School Years
Language Development for Teachers
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Core Requirements
SPED 472Educating Students with Sensory Disabilities3
or SPED 872 Psychology and Sociology of Deafness
SPED 873Teaching the Content Areas to the Hearing Impaired3
SPED 874Language Arts and Literacy for the Hearing Impaired (3 cr prior to Fall 2017)3-4
SPED 875Itinerant Teaching Methods for Students with Sensory Disabilities3
SPED 896DDirected Field Experience: Deaf/Hard of Hearing3
SPED 897DStudent Teaching: Deaf/Hard of Hearing3
SPED 960Family and School Collaboration in Special Education3
SLPA 450 / SLPA 850Audiology for Educators of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing3
SLPA 884 / SPED 884Speech and Language Development of the Hearing Impaired3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 27-28
Total Credit Hours42-43

Early Childhood Special Education (Birth - K) (33+22 cr; Initial+Subj)

Contact: Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at 402-472-2141.

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution; acceptance into the teacher education program in CEHS and admission with full graduate standing in the master's degree program in Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders; prerequisite courses (22 cr):

EDPS 362 / EDPS 854Learning in the Classroom3
SPED 201Introduction to Special Education3
SPED 212Assessment Techniques for Diverse Learners3
or CYAF 474 Assessment in Early Childhood
SPED 362Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 454Behavior Management3
SPED 496YDirected Field Experience: Inclusion1
TEAC 330 / TEAC 861Multicultural Education3
TEAC 331 / TEAC 831School and Society3
Total Credit Hours22


Required completion (or equivalent) (33 cr):

CYAF 970Advanced Early Childhood Education3
SPED 860Issues in Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 861Infants with Disabilities and Home Visiting3
SPED 862Preschool Children with Disabilities in a Classroom3
SPED 863Medically Fragile infants3
SPED 876Language Development for Teachers3
or SLPA 251 Normal Language Development
SPED 882Specialized Instruction for Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities3
SPED 896QDirected Field Experience: Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 897QStudent Teaching: Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 960Family and School Collaboration in Special Education3
TEAC 410 / TEAC 810Educational Program for Kindergarten Children3
Total Credit Hours33

Early Childhood Special Education (Birth - K) (30 cr; Subj)

Contact: Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, 402-472-2141.

Must have a valid initial teaching certificate in Elementary Education (K-6), Special Education (K-6 or K-12), Early Childhood Education (P-3) or Inclusive Early Childhood (Birth thru grade 3) and admission to the graduate certificate or master's degree program in special education.

Prerequisite Courses
SPED 201Introduction to Special Education3
SPED 454Behavior Management3
SPED 212Assessment Techniques for Diverse Learners3
or CYAF 474 Assessment in Early Childhood
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9
Required Courses (or equivalent)
CYAF 970Advanced Early Childhood Education3
SPED 860Issues in Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 861Infants with Disabilities and Home Visiting3
SPED 862Preschool Children with Disabilities in a Classroom3
SPED 863Medically Fragile infants3
SPED 876Language Development for Teachers3
SPED 882Specialized Instruction for Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities3
SPED 896QDirected Field Experience: Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 960Family and School Collaboration in Special Education3
TEAC 810Educational Program for Kindergarten Children3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 30
Total Credit Hours39

Early Intervention Specialist (Birth - K) (24 cr; Supp)

Contact: Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, 402-472-2141.

Prerequisites: Must have a valid initial teaching certificate in Special Education (K-6 or K-12) and application to the graduate certificate or master's degree program in special education.

Required completion (or equivalent) of 24 credit hours:

SPED 860Issues in Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 861Infants with Disabilities and Home Visiting3
SPED 862Preschool Children with Disabilities in a Classroom3
SPED 863Medically Fragile infants3
or SPED 882 Specialized Instruction for Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
SPED 896QDirected Field Experience: Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 960Family and School Collaboration in Special Education3
CYAF 874Assessment in Early Childhood (or equivalent)3
CYAF 970Advanced Early Childhood Education3
Total Credit Hours24

Special Education Generalist (Grades K-6) (54 cr; Initial, Subj, Field)

Contact: Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, 402-472-2141.

Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Studies in the Foundations of Education
Ethics and Education
TEAC 811ATeaching Reading3
TEAC 861Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues3
TEAC 259Instructional Technology3
or TEAC 880A Teaching with Technology: Survey of Instructional Technology
EDPS 450 / EDPS 850Child Psychology3
EDPS 454 / EDPS 854Human Cognition and Instruction3
SPED 201Introduction to Special Education3
SPED 212Assessment Techniques for Diverse Learners3
SPED 454Behavior Management3
SPED 814Instructional Methods for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities3
SPED 820Mathematics Instruction for Diverse Learners3
SPED 480 / SPED 880Educating Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities3
SPED 960Family and School Collaboration in Special Education3
SPED 415 / SPED 815Reading and Writing Disabilities: Elementary Students2
SPED 415A / SPED 815APracticum in Reading and Writing Disabilities-Elementary2
SLPA 863Language Disorders in Elementary School-aged Populations3
SPED 496M / SPED 896MDirected Field Experience: Mild/Moderate2
SPED 497M / SPED 897MPracticum: Mild/Moderate6
Total Credit Hours54

Special Education Generalist (Grades 7-12) (56-57 cr; Initial, Subj, Field)

Contact: Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, 402-472-2141.

Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Studies in the Foundations of Education
Ethics and Education
TEAC 841Content Area Reading, Grades 4-123
TEAC 861Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues3
TEAC 259Instructional Technology3
or TEAC 880A Teaching with Technology: Survey of Instructional Technology
EDPS 451 / EDPS 851Psychology of Adolescence3
EDPS 454 / EDPS 854Human Cognition and Instruction3
SPED 201Introduction to Special Education3
SPED 212Assessment Techniques for Diverse Learners3
SPED 407 / SPED 807Foundations of Secondary Special Education3
SPED 454Behavior Management3
SPED 808Methods and Instruction for Secondary Special Education3
or SPED 834 Introduction to Special Vocational Needs
SPED 820Mathematics Instruction for Diverse Learners3
SPED 480 / SPED 880Educating Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities3
SPED 960Family and School Collaboration in Special Education3
SPED 406 / SPED 806Reading and Writing Disabilities: Adolescents2
SPED 406A / SPED 806AReading Center Practicum II2
SLPA 862ELanguage Disorders in Special Populations - Preadolescents and Adolescents2-3
or SLPA 863 Language Disorders in Elementary School-aged Populations
SPED 496M / SPED 896MDirected Field Experience: Mild/Moderate2
SPED 497M / SPED 897MPracticum: Mild/Moderate6
Total Credit Hours56-57

Special Education Generalist (Grades K-12) (63-64 cr; Initial, Subj, Field)

Contact: Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, 402-472-2141.

Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Studies in the Foundations of Education
Ethics and Education
TEAC 841Content Area Reading, Grades 4-123
or TEAC 811A Teaching Reading
TEAC 861Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues3
TEAC 259Instructional Technology3
or TEAC 880A Teaching with Technology: Survey of Instructional Technology
EDPS 450 / EDPS 850Child Psychology3
EDPS 451 / EDPS 851Psychology of Adolescence3
EDPS 454 / EDPS 854Human Cognition and Instruction3
SPED 201Introduction to Special Education3
SPED 212Assessment Techniques for Diverse Learners3
SPED 407 / SPED 807Foundations of Secondary Special Education3
SPED 814Instructional Methods for Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities3
SPED 454Behavior Management3
SPED 820Mathematics Instruction for Diverse Learners3
SPED 480 / SPED 880Educating Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities3
SPED 960Family and School Collaboration in Special Education3
SPED 406 / SPED 806Reading and Writing Disabilities: Adolescents2
SPED 406A / SPED 806AReading Center Practicum II2
SPED 415 / SPED 815Reading and Writing Disabilities: Elementary Students2
SPED 415A / SPED 815APracticum in Reading and Writing Disabilities-Elementary2
SLPA 862ELanguage Disorders in Special Populations - Preadolescents and Adolescents2-3
or SLPA 863 Language Disorders in Elementary School-aged Populations
SPED 496M / SPED 896MDirected Field Experience: Mild/Moderate2
SPED 497M / SPED 897MPracticum: Mild/Moderate6
Total Credit Hours63-64

Visual Impairment (Birth - Grade 12) (36 cr; Subj)

Contact: Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, 402-472-2141.

Persons with this endorsement may teach students with visual impairments from birth through age 21. Visual impairment includes blindness, low vision (legal blindness and low vision) and vision loss associated with other impairments.

Must have a valid teaching certificate.

The following core classes must be completed for the endorsement:

SPED 454Behavior Management (or equivalent)3
SPED 846Foundations of Visual Impairment: Programs and Services for Individuals with Visual Impairments3
SPED 847Introduction to Eye Anatomy of Students with Visual Impairments3
SPED 849Braille Codes and Material Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments3
SPED 851Intermediate Braille Codes & Instructional Material Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments3
SPED 852Instructional Methods for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments3
SPED 853Orientation and Mobility Skills for Students with Visual Impairments3
SPED 872Psychology and Sociology of Deafness3
SPED 882Specialized Instruction for Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities3
SPED 897VStudent Teaching: Visual Impairments3
SPED 960Family and School Collaboration in Special Education3
SPED 852AApplied Technology Methods for Students with Visual Impairments1
SPED 852BApplied Instructional Methods to Teach Students with Visual Impairments2
Total Credit Hours36

Proficiency requirements: Pass braille proficiency exam before completion of the program.

Dept. of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Assessment Leadership (Grades P-12) (18 cr; Supp)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

Persons with this endorsement may assist in or facilitate the development of assessment programs for students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.

Must have or qualify for a standard teaching certificate and complete a master's degree or specialist program.

TEAC 894AProfessional Practicum Experiences: Elementary (K-6)3
TEAC 894BProfessional Practicum Experiences: Elementary Art3
TEAC 894EProfessional Practicum Experiences: English as a Second Language3
TEAC 894JProfessional Practicum Experiences: Business Education3
TEAC 991Field Studies in Education6
Total Credit Hours18

Business, Marketing & Information Technology (Grades 6-12) (46-76 cr; Initial, Field)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

Must also enroll in a master's degree program. Students need:

TEAC 297JProfessional Practicum Experiences II Secondary Business Education (or 1,000 hours paid business-related work experience)0-2
EDPS 851Psychology of Adolescence3
EDPS 854Human Cognition and Instruction3
SPED 834Introduction to Special Vocational Needs3
TEAC 229Career and Technical Education: Applications Software3
TEAC 323Career and Technical Education: Multimedia Applications3
TEAC 397JProfessional Practicum Experience III Secondary Business Education1-10
TEAC 443Career and Technical Education: Curriculum Issues3
TEAC 444Career and Technical Education: Technology Issues3
TEAC 451KLearning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Career and Technical Education3-4
TEAC 452JCurriculum Principles and Practices - Business Education2-3
TEAC 803BStudent Teaching Seminar: Secondary Education3
TEAC 825Coordination in Occupational Training Programs3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Studies in the Foundations of Education
Ethics and Education
TEAC 861Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues3
TEAC 897JStudent Teaching Internship: Business Education4
Total Credit Hours43-56


The following are also required but may have already been completed with an undergraduate degree and may transfer into the program:

ACCT 201Introductory Accounting I3
ACCT 202Introductory Accounting II3
BLAW 371Legal Environment3
ECON 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 212Principles of Microeconomics3
FINA 260Personal Finance3
MNGT 121Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management3
or ENTR 121 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management
MRKT 341Marketing3
MRKT 345Market Research3
MRKT 347Marketing Communication Strategy3
Total Credit Hours30

Elementary Education (Grades K-6) (44 cr with MA; Initial, Subj, Field)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

This is a 14-month accelerated program with Master of Arts "MA+et" degree.

TEAC 893Workshop Seminar1
TEAC 894AProfessional Practicum Experiences: Elementary (K-6)1
TEAC 800Inquiry into Teaching and Learning3
TEAC 801Curriculum Inquiry3
TEAC 808Improvement of Instruction in School Mathematics3
TEAC 811ATeaching Reading3
TEAC 822APrinciples and Practices in Social Studies Education: Special Topics3
TEAC 840DCulture and Schooling: Special Topics3
TEAC 841Content Area Reading, Grades 4-123
TEAC 842AObjectives and Methods of Science Teaching: Elementary3
TEAC 889Masters Seminar3
TEAC 890Workshop Seminar3
TEAC 897AStudent Teaching Internship: Elementary (K-6)6
CYAF 971Seminar in Child Development3
SPED 801AAccommodating Exceptional Learners in the Elementary School Classroom3
Total Credit Hours44

English as a Second Language (Grades K-12) (18 cr; Supp)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

Must have a valid initial teaching certificate or parallel with one in progress.

TEAC 813AESL: Acquisition3
TEAC 813BESL: Teaching and Curriculum3
TEAC 813JIntercultural Communication3
TEAC 813KLinguistics for the ELL Teacher3
or TEAC 838 Linguistics for the Classroom School Teacher
TEAC 813MTeaching English Language Learners (ELLs) in Content Areas3
TEAC 897EStudent Teaching Internship: English as a Second Language3
Total Credit Hours18

French Education (Grades 7-12) (80 cr; Subj)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

Must also enroll in a master's degree program.

FREN 101Beginning French I5
FREN 102Beginning French II5
FREN 201Second-Year French I3
FREN 202Second-Year French II3
FREN 203Conversation and Composition I3
FREN 204Conversation and Composition II3
FREN 301Representative Authors I3
FREN 302Representative Authors II3
FREN 303Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Conversation I3
FREN 304Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Conversation II3
FREN 319French Phonetics3
Select two of the following:6
French Civilization I
French Civilization II
Aspects of Francophone Civilization
One FREN 400-level course3
EDPS 851Psychology of Adolescence3
EDPS 854Human Cognition and Instruction3
SPED 801BAccommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom3
TEAC 803BStudent Teaching Seminar: Secondary Education3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Studies in the Foundations of Education
Ethics and Education
TEAC 851RLearning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary Modern Languages3
TEAC 852RCurriculum Principles and Practices Secondary Modern Languages3
TEAC 861Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues3
TEAC 880ATeaching with Technology: Survey of Instructional Technology3
TEAC 894RProfessional Practicum Experiences: Secondary Modern Language3
TEAC 897RStudent Teaching Internship: Secondary Modern Lanuage4
Total Credit Hours80

German Education (Grades 7-12) (80 cr; Subj)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

Must also enroll in a master's degree program.

GERM 101Beginning German I5
GERM 102Beginning German II5
GERM 201Second-Year German I3
GERM 202Second-Year German II3
GERM 203Composition and Conversation I3
GERM 204Composition and Conversation II3
GERM 301Representative Authors I3
GERM 302Representative Authors II3
GERM 303Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Conversation I3
GERM 304Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Conversation II3
GERM 321German Civilization I3
GERM 398Special Topics in German3
Two GERM 400-level courses6
EDPS 851Psychology of Adolescence3
EDPS 854Human Cognition and Instruction3
SPED 801BAccommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom3
TEAC 803BStudent Teaching Seminar: Secondary Education3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Studies in the Foundations of Education
Ethics and Education
TEAC 851RLearning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary Modern Languages3
TEAC 852RCurriculum Principles and Practices Secondary Modern Languages3
TEAC 861Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues3
TEAC 880ATeaching with Technology: Survey of Instructional Technology3
TEAC 894RProfessional Practicum Experiences: Secondary Modern Language3
TEAC 897RStudent Teaching Internship: Secondary Modern Lanuage4
Total Credit Hours80

Information Technology (Grades K-12) (19 cr; Supp)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

Must have a valid initial teaching certificate or parallel with one in progress.

TEAC 851LLearning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Information Technology3
TEAC 860Production and Utilization of Instructional Materials3
TEAC 882AModern Programming Tools3
TEAC 882BDatabase and Interactive Web Development3
TEAC 882DArtificial Intelligence, and APIs in the Design of Learning Experiences3
TEAC 882JCreation of Instructional Activities for Portable Devices3
TEAC 894LProfessional Practicum Experiences: Information Technology1
Total Credit Hours19

Latin Education (Grades 7-12) (72-79 cr; Subj)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

Must also enroll in a master's degree program.

LATN 101
LATN 102
Elementary Latin I
and Elementary Latin II 1
3-10
or LATN 151 Accelerated Latin
LATN 301Latin Prose I3
LATN 302Latin Poetry I3
LATN 303Latin Prose II3
LATN 304Latin Poetry II3
LATN 350The Vulgate: The Latin Bible3
LATN 399Independent Study in Latin3
LATN 456Latin of the Middle Ages3
LATN 491Topics in Latin Prose3
LATN 492Topics in Latin Poetry3
GREK 102Elementary Greek II5
Select one of the following:3
Modern English Grammar
Linguistics and Society
Introduction to Linguistics
Applications of Linguistics
Linguistics for the Classroom School Teacher
EDPS 851Psychology of Adolescence3
EDPS 854Human Cognition and Instruction3
SPED 801BAccommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom3
TEAC 803BStudent Teaching Seminar: Secondary Education3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Studies in the Foundations of Education
Ethics and Education
TEAC 851RLearning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary Modern Languages3
TEAC 852RCurriculum Principles and Practices Secondary Modern Languages3
TEAC 861Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues3
TEAC 880ATeaching with Technology: Survey of Instructional Technology3
TEAC 894RProfessional Practicum Experiences: Secondary Modern Language3
TEAC 897RStudent Teaching Internship: Secondary Modern Lanuage4
Total Credit Hours72-79
1

or LATN 151 Accelerated Latin (3 hrs) if a student has had 2-4 years of Latin or Greek in high school

Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12) (42 cr with MA; Initial, Subj, Field)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

This is a 14-month program with a Master of Arts ("MA+mt") degree. Must have a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and have completed 21 hours in mathematics at the calculus level with a grade of B or better.

TEAC 800Inquiry into Teaching and Learning3
TEAC 801Curriculum Inquiry3
TEAC 840DCulture and Schooling: Special Topics3
TEAC 851PLearning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary Mathematics3
TEAC 852PCurriculum Principles and Practices Secondary Mathematics3
TEAC 889Masters Seminar3
TEAC 894PProfessional Practicum Experiences: Secondary Mathematics2
TEAC 897PStudent Teaching Internship: Secondary Mathematics4
SPED 801BAccommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom3
EDPS 991Seminar in Educational Psychology and Measurements3
MATH 805TDiscrete Mathematics for Middle Level Teachers3
MATH 810TAlgebra for Algebra Teachers3
MATH 812TGeometry for Geometry Teachers3
MATH elective chosen with advisor3
Total Credit Hours42

Reading Specialist (Grades P-12) (30-32 cr; Subj)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

Persons with this endorsement may teach, provide leadership for professional development in the area of reading, and assess and interpret data to determine and implement instructional options for teaching students.

Must have a valid initial teaching certificate and one year of teaching experience.

TEAC 802Contemporary Children's Literature: Principles and Practices3
TEAC 811Reading Processes and Practices3
TEAC 836AProfessional Development: Literacy Coaching3
TEAC 838Linguistics for the Classroom School Teacher3
TEAC 839Literature for Adolescents3
TEAC 841Content Area Reading, Grades 4-123
TEAC 886 / SPED 886Assessment, Evaluation, and Instruction of At-Risk Readers3
TEAC 886B / SPED 886BInternship in Literacy Assessment and Instruction3
Select one of the following Options:6-8
Option 1:
Nebraska Writing Project
Option 2 (select 6-8 hrs):
Emerging Reading and Language
Literature in Education: Multiethnic Literature for Children and Adolescents
Workshop Seminar
Workshop Seminar
Seminar in Literacy Studies
Contextual Research in English/Language Arts
Seminar in Reading Education
Language and Learning
Seminar on Writing in the Curriculum
Psychology of Reading and Writing
Code-based Reading Instruction
Reading and Writing Disabilities: Adolescents
Reading Center Practicum II
Reading and Writing Disabilities: Elementary Students
Total Credit Hours30-32

Russian Education (Grades 7-12) (80 cr; Subj)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

Must also enroll in a master's degree program.

RUSS 101Beginning Russian I5
RUSS 102Beginning Russian II5
RUSS 201Second-Year Russian I3
RUSS 202Second-Year Russian II3
RUSS 301Representative Authors I3
RUSS 302Representative Authors II3
RUSS 303Advanced Conversation and Composition: Russian Language through the Russian Press3
RUSS 304Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Conversation3
RUSS 398Special Topics in Russian3
Select five of the following:15
Independent Study in Russian
Business and Political Russian
Advanced Literary Analysis
Russian Poetry
Russian Literature in Translation I
Special Topics in Russian
EDPS 851Psychology of Adolescence3
EDPS 854Human Cognition and Instruction3
SPED 801BAccommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom3
TEAC 803BStudent Teaching Seminar: Secondary Education3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Studies in the Foundations of Education
Ethics and Education
TEAC 851RLearning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary Modern Languages3
TEAC 852RCurriculum Principles and Practices Secondary Modern Languages3
TEAC 861Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues3
TEAC 880ATeaching with Technology: Survey of Instructional Technology3
TEAC 894RProfessional Practicum Experiences: Secondary Modern Language3
TEAC 897RStudent Teaching Internship: Secondary Modern Lanuage4
Total Credit Hours80

Science Education (Grades 7-12) (42 cr with MA; Initial, Subj, Field)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

This is a 14-month program with a Master of Arts ("MA+st") degree. All content course requirements must be completed prior to starting the program. For a single subject endorsement (biology or chemistry or physics or earth and space science), must have 24 hrs of lab-based courses in one subject area and 12 hrs of lab-based courses distributed equally among the other three ancillary areas. For a field endorsement in science, must have 24 hrs of lab-based courses in one core subject area and a minimum of 12 hrs each of lab-based courses in the other ancillary science areas.

TEAC 800Inquiry into Teaching and Learning3
TEAC 801Curriculum Inquiry3
TEAC 803BStudent Teaching Seminar: Secondary Education3
TEAC 813MTeaching English Language Learners (ELLs) in Content Areas3
TEAC 842EObjectives and Methods of Science Teaching: Special Topics3
TEAC 851VLearning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary Science3
TEAC 852VCurriculum Principles and Practices Secondary Science3
TEAC 861Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues3
TEAC 880ATeaching with Technology: Survey of Instructional Technology3
TEAC 889Masters Seminar3
TEAC 894VProfessional Practicum Experiences: Secondary Science2
TEAC 897VStudent Teaching Internship: Secondary Science4
SPED 801BAccommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom3
EDPS 991Seminar in Educational Psychology and Measurements3
Total Credit Hours42

Social Studies (Grades 7-12) (42-44 cr, with MA; Initial, Subj, Field)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

Details coming soon.

Spanish Education (Grades 7-12) (80 cr; Subj)

Contact: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 402-472-2231.

Must also enroll in a master's degree program.

SPAN 101Beginning Spanish I5
SPAN 102Beginning Spanish II5
SPAN 201Second-Year Spanish I3
SPAN 202Second-Year Spanish II3
SPAN 203Intensive Conversation3
SPAN 204Intensive Writing3
SPAN 303Advanced Reading for Comprehension3
SPAN 304Advanced Writing3
SPAN 319Sound Systems of Spanish3
SPAN 321Exploring Hispanic Culture: Spain3
SPAN 331Latin American Civilization3
SPAN 403Syntactic Structures of Spanish3
or SPAN 405 Advanced Grammar
Select two of the following:6
Advanced Writing
Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Latin America
Representative Spanish-American Authors II
Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Spain
Representative Authors of Spain
Introduction to Linguistics
Special Topics in Spanish
EDPS 851Psychology of Adolescence3
EDPS 854Human Cognition and Instruction3
SPED 801BAccommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom3
TEAC 803BStudent Teaching Seminar: Secondary Education3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Studies in the Foundations of Education
Ethics and Education
TEAC 851RLearning and Teaching Principles and Practices: Secondary Modern Languages3
TEAC 852RCurriculum Principles and Practices Secondary Modern Languages3
TEAC 861Education for a Pluralistic Society: Foundation and Issues3
TEAC 880ATeaching with Technology: Survey of Instructional Technology3
TEAC 894RProfessional Practicum Experiences: Secondary Modern Language3
TEAC 897RStudent Teaching Internship: Secondary Modern Lanuage4
Total Credit Hours80