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:
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
Focus on learning and instructional technology as well as digital literacies
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.)
Focus educational policy, school reform, critical pedagogy, and social theory, e.g., multicultural education, service-learning, comparative and international education, social justice education, etc.
Focus teaching, learning, and research in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics – STEM