IT Supplemental Endorsement

IT Supplemental Endorsement

The IT Supplemental Endorsement programs are offered by the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology and Department of Teacher Education.

  • MS-level IT Supplemental Endorsement program is fully online and is designed for current teachers
  • BS-level program is mostly online and is designed for pre-service teachers
  • Both programs meet the State of Nebraska IT supplemental endorsement requirements for teacher certification.
  • Designed for K-12 teachers to teach IT courses or provide IT support to their school district.
  • Focused on applying computational thinking and the CS/IT principles of creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, and global impact to age-appropriate curricular development
  • Did you know that a new U.S. education law, Every Student Succeeds Act, recognizes CS as important an academic subject as math and English, potentially introducing it into more classrooms across the U.S? Teachers prepared to teach CS/IT are needed!

1. Graduate-level program for current teachers

Program Information and Admission Requirements
Endorsement Requirements - 21 credits
  • TE 810, Design and Development of Instruction - 3 hours (fall)
  • TE 868, Copyright, Fair Use, and Ethics - 3 hours (summer)
  • CSIT 825P, Database Systems - 3 hours (fall)
  • CSIT 834P, Information Technology Teaching Methods - 3 hours (summer; scholarships available)
  • CSIT 848P, System Administration - 3 hours (fall)
  • CSIT 858P, Computer Security - 3 hours (spring)
  • Take 1 course from:
    • TE 877, Developing Web-based Educational Environments - 3 hours (fall)
    • CSIT 840P, Client-side Web Application Development - 3 hours (fall)

Note: The IT Supplemental Endorsement courses are part of the MSEd program in Instructional Technology, with an emphasis in Information Technology. Thus, completing the endorsement is a great way to start the MSEd program. 

2. Undergraduate-level program for pre-service teachers

Endorsement Requirements - 24 credits
  • CSIT 111 Applied Programming or CSIT 130 Intro to CSIT 825P, Database Systems - 3 hours (fall or spring)
  • CSIT 350 IS Concepts - 3 hours (spring)
  • CSIT 425, Database Systems - 3 hours (fall)
  • CSIT 434, Information Technology Teaching Methods - 3 hours (summer)
  • CSIT 440 Client-side Web Development - 3 hours (fall)
  • CSIT 448, System Administration - 3 hours (fall)
  • CSIT 458, Computer Security - 3 hours (spring)
  • TE 480 IT, Ethics, & Social Responsibility - 3 hours

See Teacher Education Program Information and Admission Requirements for more information about these programs.

Program Contact: Jenny Jansky
Department: Teacher Education
Email: JanskyJL@unk.edu
Phone: 308-865-8854
Address:
College of Education, Educator Certification Office
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849