Preparing world-class educators to teach all students to participate and lead in 21st century society.
The Elementary Education Program, working in partnership with schools, communities, and state organizations, prepares exemplary teachers, teacher educators, and scholars who work for the continual betterment of society through education. As community members, teachers, and scholars, students, and faculty actively generate, apply, and disseminate knowledge about teaching and learning that will enable all people to become citizens who successfully participate in the global community of the twenty-first century.
CEHS offers a nationally recognized Elementary Teacher Education Program. Students enrolled in this program earn a Bachelor of Sciences in Education with certification to teach in grades K-6. Additional endorsements may be earned in Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Special Education, ELL, Foreign Language, and Music...more.
Elementary Education is going through some remarkable changes and you are a part of it. Now that you have been admitted to the Elementary Teacher Education Program, we expect you to start thinking and acting as a professional seeking to learn and grow from every opportunity. The program has been designed to prepare you for the challenges of teaching in the 21st century. Coursework includes classes on diversity, foundations of education, child development, multicultural education and instructional technology. The program is led and taught by a masterful and passionate group of faculty, graduate students, advisors. and cooperating teachers. The program has been designed to provide a mix of conceptual and hands-on learning that has been shown to produce top quality students. As part of becoming professional we expect you to:
- Stay informed of all requirements and deadlines
- Maintain contact with your advisor to make sure you are progressing
- Meet all learning requirements professionally
- Represent UNL with dignity