College of Education

Welcome from the Dean

Ed Scantling  

Ed Scantling

Hello to all of you and Welcome to the College of Education!

It is with great pride that I welcome you to the Internet home of the College of Education here at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This is a college with a rich tradition that began in 1905 when UNK was established as the Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney. Today the College of Education continues that rich tradition with a vision for a bright future that we hope includes you.

The College of Education consists of five outstanding academic departments. The departments of Communication Disorders, Counseling and School Psychology, Educational Administration, Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Leisure Studies and Teacher Education are staffed with the finest faculty members in the country.

Students in the college pursue academic programs in a wide variety of educational and professional areas at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The curriculum in the college is designed to be student-centered and intellectually challenging, while preparing students through a variety of field and internship experiences that offer “real life” educational opportunities that are often the highlight of the students’ academic careers.

So, please take some time and peruse our departmental web pages. If you have questions about the academic programs please call the department chairs. If you would like to visit UNK, please schedule an academic visit with the Admissions office at (308) 865-8702.