Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education Graduate Study

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TLTE Grad Students


As a member of the Big Ten and in service of the Nebraska land-grant mission, the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education offers world-class graduate study opportunities focused on innovative education research and practice with wide-ranging and impactful outcomes.

We work in service of all professional educators at all stages of their careers and offer programs that generate educators, researchers, and leaders who foster research-grounded ideas to improve the human condition across all educational settings. Graduate study in this department cultivates connections across and engagement with graduate faculty whose individual and collective expertise is integrated in the areas listed below.

Graduate Faculty Areas of Expertise:

Curriculum and Teacher Education

Focus on teacher preparation or professional development, e.g., curriculum studies, philosophy and ethics of education, mentoring and teacher induction, teacher identities, professional learning communities, education across all settings

Innovative Learning Technologies

Focus on the design and use of technologies in support of learning and teaching. Explore the application of learning theories, human-centered and speculative design, curriculum-theory, computational thinking, and technology development to disciplinary and transdisciplinary domains via ILT Master’s, PhD, and EdD specializations within the Educational Studies degree programs. (Graduate minor, Technology Leadership and Information Technology supplemental endorsements also available.)

Language, Literacy, and Culture

Focus in the teaching and learning of language, literacies, and intercultural communication (e.g., multiculturalism, multilingualism, and migration; foreign language, ESL/ELL/EFL, reading, literacy studies, English education, social studies, arts and humanities, etc.)

Educational Policy and Reform

Focus educational policy, school reform, critical pedagogy, and social theory, e.g., multicultural education, service-learning, comparative and international education, social justice education, etc.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Focus teaching, learning, and research in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics – STEM

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Rolling Admissions and Monthly Review
Deadline: the first Monday of each month August through May

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January 15 for Fall Semester

October 1 biennially for Spring Semester

Jenelle Reeves

Jenelle Reeves
Graduate Chair

Joelle Tangen

Graduate Project Associate