Added Endorsements

Teachers who are already certified to teach may pursue an additional teaching endorsement. In accordance with Rule 24 of the State of Nebraska Department of Education, a supplemental endorsement means meeting the requirements set forth in the content area of the endorsement. Students who are seeking an additional endorsement must also be enrolled in a graduate degree program, such as a Master’s, Ph.D., Ed.D., or a Graduate Certificate.

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education offers the following added endorsements:

  • Assessment Leadership (Grades P-12)
  • Bilingual Education (Grades K-6)
  • Bilingual Education (Grades 7-12)
  • English as a Second Language (Grades PK-6)
  • English as a Second Language (Grades 7-12)
  • Information Technology (Grades K-12)
  • Instructional Technology Leadership (Grades P-12)
  • Reading Specialist (Grades P-12)
  • Biology (Grades 7-12)
  • Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
  • Earth and Space Science (Grades 7-12)
  • Physics (Grades 7-12)
UNL's ESL Endorsement

UNL’s ESL endorsements are designed to prepare and provide licensure for already certified teachers to become ESL teachers.  Teachers holding any P-12 initial teaching certificate are qualified to pursue an ESL endorsement.  UNL has two endorsement options: P - 6 and 7 – 12.   

Following are the courses in all three options:

TEAC 813A Second Language Acquisition

In Second Language Acquisition, we study theories of how second languages are learned with particular emphasis on school-aged learning of English.  This course is typically offered online in fall, spring and summer semesters.  Undergraduates may take section TEAC 413A of this course.

TEAC 813B ESL Curriculum and Teaching

In English as a Second Language (ESL) Curriculum and Teaching, we explore, experience, and try out instructional approaches and curricula for teaching ESL in K-12. This course is typically offered on campus in fall semester. No undergraduate section of this course is offered.

TEAC 813J Intercultural Communication
In Intercultural Communication, we examine how culture, power, identity, and language are intertwined in multilingual and multicultural schooling.  This course is typically offered on campus in spring semester.  No undergraduate section of this course is offered.

TEAC 813K Linguistics for the ELL Teacher
In Linguistics for the ELL Teachers, we build our understanding of the English language from the perspective of the ESL learner. This course is typically offered on campus in fall semester and online in summer semester.  Undergraduates may take section 413K of this course.

TEAC 813M Teaching ELLs in Content Areas
In Teaching ELLs in Content Areas, we learn the language of content areas and develop approaches for teaching language and content simultaneously. This course is typically offered online spring and semesters. Undergraduates may take section 413M of this course.  Undergraduates in elementary education may use TEAC 317 as a substitute for this course.

TEAC 897E ESL Internship
In the ESL Internship, teacher candidates engage in guided, long-term teaching of ESL within one or more K-12 classrooms. This course is offered in fall, spring and summer semesters.

All six courses are three credit hours, and the program can be completed within a
year.  These courses also fit within most master’s or doctoral degree programs of study.

Contact Dr. Jenelle Reeves (jreeves2@unl.edu) with questions about UNL’s ESL endorsements.

 

Bilingual Education Endorsement
Programa De UNL Para Estudiantes Graduados

We have a dual language endorsement for certified teachers who enrolled one of our programs. To qualify to do this endorsement, teachers must be certified (any subject or area) have an ELL endorsement already, and be accepted to one of our programs. The program follows the standards for the bilingual education endorsement) at the Nebraska Department of Education.

Endorsement Title

Dual Language Endorsement

Prerequisite: (Partner) language proficiency

  • Advanced-Mid on OPI oral and written in Spanish (for L1 English speakers)
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5 (for L1 Spanish speakers)

Prerequisite for program participation

  • Hold any Nebraska initial certification
  • Hold or earn concurrently an ELL endorsement
  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program (e.g. Master’s) or TLTE graduate certificate program

Practicum requirement

  • 100 hours practicum

Coursework requirement

  • 18 hours of coursework related to methodology, content literacy and content instruction
    • 9 credit hours in “partner language”

Grade level options

  • K-6, 7-12

 

Required Courses: (15 hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Hours

Standards Met

TEAC 815A

Foundations of Dual Language Education

3

Standard 3, 7

TEAC 815J

*Spanish in the Content Areas

3

Standard 2, 4, 5, 6

TEAC 894C

 

 

*Practicum: Dual language (Must be taken at end of all courses)

3

Standard 1, 2

 

TEAC 815E

 

 

 

Emerging Biliteracy (online)

 

3

N/A

SPAN 891

 

 

 

Special Topics (choose 1)

*Spanish in Contact with Other Languages

 

*Spanish in the United States: Variation and Contact

3

Standard  2

*These courses are taught in Spanish

 

Elective Course (3 hours) of Bilingual Education related courses. Note that if one of the Spanish courses was taken as a required course, it cannot be used as an elective.

Course No.

Course Title

Hours

Standards Met

TEAC 840D

 

 

  

OR

 

TEAC 815b

 

OR

  

SPAN 807

 

 

OR

 

 

SPAN 891

Immigrant Families /Schooling and Demographically Transitioning Communities (meets HRT requirement)

 

 

 

Schooling and the Multilingual Mind

 

 

 

History of the Spanish Language

 

 

 

 

Special Topics: Heritage Speaker Pedagogy OR Spanish in the United States

3

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

 

  

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

Alternate UNL Course:

TEAC 813D World Language assessment, or TEAC 861 Education for a Pluralistic Society

 

 

Programa De UNL Para Estudiantes Graduados

UNL Dual Language Endorsement Program 

Contact Dr. Theresa Catalano (tcatalano2@unl.edu) with questions about UNL’s Bilingual Educational endorsements.

Reading Specialist (P-12)

Persons with this endorsement may teach, provide leadership for professional development in the area of reading, and assess and interpret data to determine and implement instructional options for teaching students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

To complete this graduate endorsement, the candidate must hold a valid teaching credential and have at least one year’s successful teaching experience. Courses taken as an undergraduate do not need to be retaken, but approved graduate courses must be substituted in its place.

Dept/Course

Course Title/Description  (*When offered)

Required Literature Courses*

 

TEAC 802

Contemporary Children’s Literature: All forms and genres: development of meaningful and creative learning activities for children; exploration and study of professional readings and research related to children’s literature.

 

OR

 

TEAC 839

Literature for Adolescents: Wide range of young adult literature available for use in schools. Critical and rhetorical tools for responding to a variety of literary texts and techniques for eliciting a wider range of responses to lit.

Required Core Courses

TEAC 811

Reading Processes and Practices: Overview of reading processes and programs, with special attention to strategies for comprehension and word identification, approaches, and materials.

 

TEAC 838

Linguistics in Language and Learning Contexts: Discusses the relationships among language and learning, educator and learner discourses, and knowledge and action in connection to sociolinguistics, educational practice, and professional development. Introduction to English language morphology, syntax, phonology, semantics, and pragmatics as well as the language of schooling, its linguistic as well as socio-cultural and cognitive features. Addresses issues of diversity and social justice in education.

 

TEAC 841

Content Area Reading, Grades 4-12: Simultaneous teaching of academic content and functional teaching of reading in the content areas; assessment of comprehension, vocabulary/concept attainment, improvement of content area learning through reading/writing development.

TEAC/ SPED 886

 

TEAC/ SPED 886B

Assessment, Evaluation and Instruction of At-Risk Readers: Analysis and use of formal and informal assessment and instructional strategies in clinic and classroom settings.

Internship in Literacy Assessment and Instruction: Assessing and instruction children with literacy difficulties in a clinic or tutoring setting.

*Must be taken simultaneously with 886

 

TEAC 836A

Professional Development in Education: Literacy Coaching. Professional roles and functions of Reading Specialists and/or Literacy Coaches on Pre – 12th grade school and district staffs; facilitation

of literacy coaching, professional development considerations, and an examination of teacher change Prerequisites: TEAC 886 & 886B

*Fall every other year

TEAC 880J

This semester-long graduate course prepares literacy teachers to integrate technology in reading and writing. This course uses an innovative model of teacher development for the 21st century. The aim is to create a collaborative environment for student teachers, cooperating teachers and university coaches that focus on new literacies integration that transforms student learning.

TEAC 813

Preparation for teaching K-12 learners whose language of nurture is not English.

 

Elective Literacy Class

Any literacy education class approved by Advisor: TEAC 989, TEAC 921, 921A, TEAc 950, TEAC 951 TEAC 953, TEAC 813B, TEAC 813C, TEAC 813J

  • To complete the endorsement teachers will participate in the class covering the age range they are not trained for.

 

Advisor for this program is Dr. Guy Trainin gtrainin2@unl.edu.

 

Information Technology 

Information Technology with Emphasis on Computer Science Education

Supplemental Endorsement (K-12)

Teaching Computer Science is an important addition to school curricula. It is an exciting field to teach that allows teacher and student collaboration creativity and innovative problem solving. Computer science opens more doors for 21st century learners than any other discipline. Laying the foundations for CSE will help students in any future career. According to Code.org 71% of all current US jobs require digital skills. High-skilled computing occupations are the fastest-growing, best-paying, and now the largest sector of all new wages in the US.

 

In Nebraska, we need high quality Computer Science teachers available to students in EVERY school.  Just as they learn how to write an essay or how electricity works, it’s important for every 21st century student to have a chance to learn how the internet works or design an app.

 

Will you help bring computer science to your school?

We don’t need to hire new teachers. We just need you to add this endorsement independently or as part of a UNL Graduate Program. The endorsement includes courses in Computer Science (the real deal!) and in the department of Teaching Learning, and Teacher Education.

 

UNL is a regional partner with Code.org and you can take advantage of this partnership by making code.org training part of your pathway to the endorsement.

 

Are you interested in teaching computer science?

You do not need a computer science background to get started. UNL is ready to help you learn computer science, information technology basics and how to teach them.

 

To start:

Register as a non-degree seeking or a Masters student at UNL at:

https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/steps

 

Must complete ALL of the following:

 

TEAC 890

Workshop in Computer Science Methods in Education

3 hrs

Term completed

__________

TEAC 882

Instructional Applications of Technology

3 hrs

Term completed

__________

CSCE 805

Computer Science for Teachers I

3 hrs

Term completed

__________

TEAC 882B

or 

CSCE 806

Instructional Applications of Technology: Database and Web Applications

Computer Science for Teachers II

3 hrs

Term completed

__________

One of the following

TEAC 859

Designing Learning Experiences

3 hrs

Term completed

__________

TEAC 860

Production of Instructional Materials

3 hrs

Term completed

__________

 

 

For more information:

Guy Trainin

Professor of Education

gtrainin2@unl.edu

Instructional Technology Leadership

TLTE offers the opportunity to take coursework leading to a supplemental endorsement in Instructional Technology Leadership. The program is a great fit for educators who wish to use their technology leadership skills to play critical roles in public and private schools. The endorsement addresses school policy, professional development, and improvement in instruction with technology. The program provides educators with deeper understandings of both critical educational and technology issues. 

The curriculum includes five required courses plus at least one elective from the prescribed list for a total of at least 17 credit hours. Courses are shown on the table below.

 

Courses in Existing Masters Program

(List course numbers)

Masters Credit

# Credit Hours

Certificate Credit # Credit Hours

TEAC 836A

3

3

TEAC 860

3

3

TEAC 880M

3

3

TEAC 880P

3

3

EDAD 948

3

3

Select one of the following courses:

 

 

TEAC 859

3

3

TEAC 880A

3

3

TEAC 880B

3

3

TEAC 880E

3

3

TEAC 880J

2 or 3

2 or 3

ALEC 830

3

3

TOTAL

17-18

17-18

 

Contact Dr. Al Steckelberg (asteckelberg1@unl.edu) with questions about UNL's Instructional Technology Leadership endorsement.




M.A., M.Ed., CERTIFICATES, & ENDORSEMENTS APPLICATIONS
February 1 for Fall & Summer Semesters
October 1 for Spring Semester


Ph.D. APPLICATIONS
January 15 for Fall Semester

Ed.D. APPLICATIONS
October 1 biennially for Spring Semester

LOUKIA K. SARROUB
Graduate Chair
402-472-5166
lsarroub2@unl.edu

KATE RASK
Graduate Project Associate
402-472-3098
krask@unl.edu