Supplemental Endorsements

Supplemental Endorsements are additional endorsements picked up by people who already have a teaching endorsement. The Nebraska State Deptartment language of Rule 24 is: Supplemental (used as a descriptor of an endorsement) shall mean an endorsement obtained by meeting the requirements of this chapter and which may be added to a certificate in the presence of other endorsements which may or may not be specified. At UNL we require that students who are seeking an additional endorsement are also in a graduate program. The program may be Masters, Doctoral or for a Graduate Certificate

UNL's ELL Endorsement

UNL’s ELL endorsements are designed to prepare and provide licensure for already certified teachers to become ELL teachers.  Teachers holding any P-12 initial teaching certificate are qualified to pursue an ELL endorsement.  UNL has three endorsement options: P-12, P-6, and 7 – 12.   

Following are the courses in all three options:

TEAC 813A Second Language Acquisition

In Second Language Acquisition, we study theories of how second languages are learned with particular emphasis on school-aged learning of English.  This course is typically offered online in fall, spring and summer semesters.  Undergraduates may take section TEAC 413A of this course.

TEAC 813B ESL Curriculum and Teaching

In English as a Second Language (ESL) Curriculum and Teaching, we explore, experience, and try out instructional approaches and curricula for teaching ESL in K-12. This course is typically offered on campus in fall semester. No undergraduate section of this course is offered.

TEAC 813J Intercultural Communication
In Intercultural Communication, we examine how culture, power, identity, and language are intertwined in multilingual and multicultural schooling.  This course is typically offered on campus in spring semester.  No undergraduate section of this course is offered.

TEAC 813K Linguistics for the ELL Teacher
In Linguistics for the ELL Teachers, we build our understanding of the English language from the perspective of the ESL learner. This course is typically offered on campus in fall semester and online in summer semester.  Undergraduates may take section 413K of this course.

TEAC 813M Teaching ELLs in Content Areas
In Teaching ELLs in Content Areas, we learn the language of content areas and develop approaches for teaching language and content simultaneously. This course is typically offered online spring and semesters. Undergraduates may take section 413M of this course.  Undergraduates in elementary education may use TEAC 317 as a substitute for this course.

TEAC 897E ESL Internship
In the ESL Internship, teacher candidates engage in guided, long-term teaching of ESL within one or more K-12 classrooms. This course is offered in fall, spring and summer semesters.

All six courses are three credit hours, and the program can be completed within a
year.  These courses also fit within most master’s or doctoral degree programs of study.

Contact Dr. Jenelle Reeves (jreeves2@unl.edu) with questions about UNL’s ELL endorsements.

 

Bilingual Education Endorsement
Programa De UNL Para Estudiantes Graduados

We have a dual language endorsement for certified teachers who enrolled one of our programs. To qualify to do this endorsement, teachers must be certified (any subject or area) have an ELL endorsement already, and be accepted to one of our programs. The program follows the standards for the bilingual education endorsement) at the Nebraska Department of Education.

Endorsement Title

Dual Language Endorsement

Prerequisite: (Partner) language proficiency

  • Advanced-Mid on OPI oral and written in Spanish (for L1 English speakers)
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5 (for L1 Spanish speakers)

Prerequisite for program participation

  • Hold any Nebraska initial certification
  • Hold or earn concurrently an ELL endorsement
  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program (e.g. Master’s) or TLTE graduate certificate program

Practicum requirement

  • 100 hours practicum

Coursework requirement

  • 18 hours of coursework related to methodology, content literacy and content instruction
    • 9 credit hours in “partner language”

Grade level options

  • K-6, 7-12

 

Required Courses: (15 hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Hours

Standards Met

TEAC 815a

Foundations of dual language education

3

Standard 3, 7

TEAC 815j

*Spanish in the Content Areas

3

Standard 2, 4, 5, 6

TEAC 894c

 

 

*Practicum: Dual language (Must be taken at end of all courses)

3

Standard 1, 2

 

TEAC 815e

 

 

 

Emerging Biliteracy (online)

 

3

N/A

SPAN 898

 

OR

 

 

SPANISH 807

 

 

*Special Topics, Spanish in the United States OR *Heritage Speaker Pedagogy

 

*History of the Spanish Language

3

Standard  2

*These courses are taught in Spanish

 

Elective Course (3 hours) of Bilingual Education related courses. Note that if one of the Spanish courses was taken as a required course, it cannot be used as an elective.

Course No.

Course Title

Hours

Standards Met

TEAC 840D

 

 

  

OR

 

TEAC 815b

 

OR

  

SPAN 807

 

 

OR

 

 

SPAN 898

Immigrant Families /Schooling and Demographically Transitioning Communities (meets HRT requirement)

 

 

 

Schooling and the Multilingual Mind

 

 

 

History of the Spanish Language

 

 

 

 

Special Topics: Heritage Speaker Pedagogy OR Spanish in the United States

3

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

 

  

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

Alternate UNL Course:

TEAC 813D World Language assessment, or TEAC 861 Education for a Pluralistic Society

 

 

Programa De UNL Para Estudiantes Graduados

UNL Dual Languege Endorsement Program 

Contact Dr. Theresa Catalano (tcatalano2@unl.edu) with questions about UNL’s Bilignual Educational endorsements.

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Educational Technology Leadership

The certificate and endorsement organize courses that are being also provided to fulfill requirements for a supplemental endorsement in Educational Technology Leadership.  It is also a core set of courses that are frequently included in Masters programs in Instructional Technology.  It allows for recognition of study in educational technology leadership.

The program is a great fit for educators with technology leadership skills play critical roles in public and private schools.  They address school policy, professional development, and improvement in instruction related to technology.  The program provides educators with deeper understandings of both critical educational and technology issues.

 

Students applying for the certificate must meet eligibility requirements for enrollment in a Masters Program in TLTE.  Minimum requirements for admission include:

-        a completed application submitted to the department including a resume, two letters of recommendation, and an application essay with statement of professional goals

-        an undergraduate GPA equivalent to 3.0 on an 4.0 scale

-        minimal English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5

 

Applications are reviewed and approved by certificate advisory committee. Students admitted to the graduate program may apply previously earned credit hours in the specified courses (up to 14 credit hours) toward the graduate certificate requirements with the graduate program chair or advisor(s) approval.

 

The curriculum includes five required courses plus at least one elective from the prescribed list for a total of at least 17 credit hours.  Courses are shown on the table below.

 

Courses in Existing Masters Program

(List course numbers)

Masters Credit

# Credit Hours

Certificate Credit # Credit Hours

TEAC 836A

3

3

TEAC 860

3

3

TEAC 880M

3

3

TEAC 880P

3

3

EDAD 948

3

3

Select one of the following courses:

 

 

TEAC 859

3

3

TEAC 880A

3

3

TEAC 880B

3

3

TEAC 880E

3

3

TEAC 880J

2 or 3

2 or 3

ALEC 830

3

3

TOTAL

17-18

17-18

 

Contact Dr. Al Steckelberg (asteckelberg1@unl.edu) with questions about UNL's Educational Technology Leadership endorsements.