Degree: Master of Arts in Education
Program: Curriculum and Instruction
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 36 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree with a Teaching Certificate
The Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree is a 36-credit hour program designed for K-12 teachers in all areas and grade levels who are interested in becoming better classroom teachers. The Curriculum & Instruction advances the professional growth of educators, whether the goal is to expand work within a given discipline, develop a new endorsement area, or address particular instructional concerns. The six areas of study are: 1) Elementary Education, 2) Instructional Effectiveness, 3) Early Childhood Education, 4) Reading/Special Education, 5) English as a Second Language, 6) Secondary Education. Students pursuing certification in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements. To apply, students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with a standard teaching certificate.
Basic computer literacy is required to succeed as an online student. To decide if online learning is for you, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/ecampus/index.php?id=4788. To determine if you have the minimum hardware and software needed, log on to http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6213.
TE 800 - Educational Research
TE 803 - Philosophy of Education
TE 804 - Curriculum Development in Multicultural Education
Select one of the following:
TE 805P - Overview of Assistive Technology
TE 886P - Technology Tools for Teachers
Choose one concentration from the following. For course listings, click here:
Early Childhood Education
English as a Second Language*
*The ESL Concentration area will qualify an individual for adding an ESL K-12 endorsement to the NE Teaching Certificate. Because of the volume of coursework there is not a thesis option.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a mid-sized comprehensive public university. UNK is one of four institutions in the University of Nebraska system. In a typical year, UNK draws students from 47 states and 50 foreign countries with a total enrollment approaching 7,200 students.
Affordable - UNK has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. For tuitions rates, click here.
Accredited Programs - UNK is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Quality Education - UNK offers the same quality distance degree programs and courses that are offered on the campus. The majority of the instruction is taught by credentialed full-time faculty with doctoral degrees who are committed to quality teaching. Students and teaching remain the first priority with faculty at UNK.
Quality Student Support Services – Quality student support services are a hallmark of education at UNK. To help students get started with their online courses, a set of online video tutorials are available, as well as the Online Student Orientation. Other services include 24/7 library services, discounted software and hardware, a writing center, 24/7 technology help desk, online bookstore, and more.
Program Contact: Mary Volker
Teacher EducationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone:
College of Education, Room B116, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849