Elementary Education Major
Preparing world-class educators to teach all students to participate & lead in 21st century society.
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
Tablet Assistance Request Form: Current Students are required to purchase a Tablet for their studies. If you are in need of financial assistance in order to obtain a tablet, please fill out this form and return to Henzlik 61.
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, Foreign Language, and Music.
Undergraduate students interested in teaching English Language Learners may qualify for provisional K-12 ELL endorsement by completing nine credits of UNL’s K-12 ELL graduate level endorsement.
The Elementary Teacher Education Program is designed to enable students to build upon the knowledge gained in university classrooms by experiencing it in the elementary learning environment. The program exemplifies the relationship between theory and practice, as explained in the Scholar-Practitioner Model, by offering a series of three field experiences taken in conjunction with other education courses. Preparation for a career in education is culminated during the student teaching semester, which students can complete locally, statewide, nationally, or internationally, depending upon their interests and goals.