You have discovered your interests, your strengths, and your talent for teaching. A graduate degree will develop these further.
Description of Program
The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education offers master and doctoral degrees that:
- Engage in and with current educational research;
- Fit individual needs;
- Offer rich opportunities to work with highly qualified faculty members who are actively engaged in cross-disciplinary scholarship focused on schools and communities; and,
- Challenge in breadth and depth to change and improve education for all.
For example, you might work with a professor studying the relationships between teacher content knowledge and pedagogical understandings. Or, you could work with researchers examining the changing needs of Nebraska, the United States, and other parts of the world through multiple lenses such as multi-culturalism, transnationalism, educational reform, policy implementation, second language acquisition, reading diagnosis and remediation, literacy, language, and culture, foreign language education, and instructional technologies. Or, you will find new ways to view the work of teachers, teaching, learners, and learning. Our coursework explores relationships across cultures and schooling, ethics, human well being, and education for diversity, thus fostering professional development alongside preparing people for positions of leadership in varied educational settings. Our programs grow educational leaders who can "make a difference" for the future.
Get to Know Some of Our Faculty
Get To know Some of Our Students
Below is a list of student interviews. Click on their names to hear their stories.
- Le, an international student from China with 2 years' experience of English teaching, is now a first-year PhD student in foreign language education and second language acquisition.
- William, certified to teach secondary English and ESL, he has spent time abroad teaching English as a foreign language in La Communidad de Madrid. He is now a PhD student studying education policy and practice, in particular as these pertain to bilingual and transnational students.
- Laurie, a PhD student in the area of literacy education, building on 20 years of teaching experience from elementary through college levels.
- Leyla, an international student from Russia, is pursuing her PhD in Foreign language education.
- Stephanie is an art teacher returning to earn her PhD in teacher education.
- Jennifer is a teacher and a mother with young children, bringing these experiences to bear as she earns her doctorate.
- Trisha is a fourth grade teacher from Hastings who combines online courses and regular commutes to Lincoln in pursuit of her doctorate focused on reading education.
- Katie had already completed a double major in French Literature and Language and European Cultural Studies at another university when she decided she also wanted elementary teaching certification and a master's degree from UNL
- Rob works full-time for a local school district and takes one or two classes a semester toward his doctorate degree; an arrangement that he says has been ideal.
Potential Opportunities to Explore as a Grad Student:
Graduate Student Awards: TLTE GTA Awards.pdf
Student Research Conference: TLTE organizes and promotes undergraduate and graduate CEHS students to share their work with fellow students, faculty, and other educators and community members. The basic aim of the annual event held each fall is to act as a teaching exercise supporting and offering students an opportunity to showcase their work and dialogue with colleagues about important issues in education. More...
The Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center: The Reading Center provides the tools and guidance leading to the achievement of critical literacy in the local community, the Great Plains Region, and the nation at-large. The goal of the Reading Center is to help all students read and write at grade level, which will enable them to be successful in the information-based society of the 21st century. One way to attain this goal is for the Reading Center to be a training site for current and future practitioners. More...