The undergraduate teacher preparation programs offer students an amazing opportunity to turn their talents and interests into a career in K-12 education.
Our department partners with schools, communities, and state organizations to prepare exemplary teachers, teacher educators, and scholars who work for the continual betterment of society through education.
As community members, teachers, and scholars, our students and faculty actively generate, apply, and disseminate knowledge about teaching and learning that will enable all people to become better citizens in the global community of the twenty-first century.
Admission to a Teacher Education Program (TEP)
Admission to the University and College of Education and Human Sciences does not guarantee admission to a teacher education program. Admission to the advanced phases of teacher education is selective and, in some endorsements, highly competitive. Selection to a TEP is based upon the following criteria:
- Completion of at least 42 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
- Completion of EDUC 131 or TEAC 331, or approved transfer course, and EDPS 250 or 251 with a 2.5 cumulative average in the two classes, and no grade lower than C.
- Documentation of proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics through successful completion of a basic skills examination that meets the Nebraska Department of Education competency requirement.
- Completion of one course on communication studies selected from COMM 109, 205, 209, 210, or 311, or approved substitute.
- Faculty recommendations.
- Demonstration of attaining particular learning outcomes in the program.
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