Our teacher education program is one of the best. While there is no secret to what we do, our program is distinctive.
Do you have a commitment to help children, family, and community through improved educational opportunities?
The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education (TLTE) is committed to the preparation and development of educators across the profession. Our programs aim to support prospective and practicing educators as they build on their own experiences and further develop their professional identities. We engage students in informed conversations about concrete teaching and learning issues and provide opportunities for students to consider wise judgments regarding the complex issues educators face today.
The department of TLTE offers more subject area specializations than any other post-secondary institution in Nebraska. These specializations allow us to provide 38 endorsements in elementary, middle level, or secondary education.
The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education is thrilled to be the recipient of the 2013 University of Nebraska Teaching Award.
NU President James B. Milliken announced, "It is fitting that the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a model for excellence in teaching. Faculty in the department are deeply committed to ensuring that students graduate with the tools they need to become Nebraska's next generation of teachers. Students have opportunities to conduct meaningful research, have an international learning experience, access the latest technological advances and – most importantly – work closely with faculty members who understand that great teaching is the foundation of a great university. I am proud to honor the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education for its long record of success."
Are you a practicing educator who is ready to advance your career with a graduate degree?
We offer customizable graduate programs that can help extend your professional knowledge and skills. Many of our courses are offered in online formats for additional flexibility.
Do you need to renew your teaching certification?
Students needing to renew a Nebraska teaching certificate through completion of 6 or 15 hours of course work can typically do so at an accredited teacher education institution like UNL. Remember that any graduate courses offered by TLTE (except for practicum hours) can be applied to a 6-hour certificate renewal. Please check with Dr. Tom Wandzilak, Director of Certification, if you have questions (email: email@example.com ; phone: 472-8626) or if you need to complete a 15-hour renewal program.