Degree: Master of Arts in Education
Program: Curriculum & Instruction
Concentration: Secondary Education
Content Area: English
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 36 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree is required with a major or minor in English or English Education. Applicants must hold a valid teaching certificate and have teaching experience in a secondary school setting, as well as meet the requirements for admission set forth by the Office of Graduate Studies & Research.
The Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum & Instruction is a 36-credit hour program; 18 credit hours of content coursework will be delivered by the English Department and 18 credit hours of pedagogy coursework is offered by the Teacher Education Department. The program is primarily designed for middle school and high school teachers who are interested in furthering their education in English/Language Arts area and becoming better English teachers. All courses are offered online. Offered in a cohort learning format, this program will provide teachers with the opportunity to network with other colleagues throughout the Nation who have similar professional goals. The cohort will begin in the Fall 2012 semester with a completion date of August 2015. To accommodate teachers’ busy schedules, one course will be offered in each fall and spring semesters, with two courses offered in the summer sessions.
UNK’s College of Education online graduate programs have earned "Honor Roll" recognition in U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings. To earn national Honor Roll status in the U.S. News ranking program, online graduate education programs had to place among the top 30 percent in three out of four categories. UNK ranked in the top 30 percent in all four categories.
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.
ENG 871P Language & Composition in Secondary School
TE 886 Technology Tools for Teachers
ENG 849 Children's & Adolescent Literature
TE 800 Educational Reserch
ENG 899 Special Topics: Graphic Novel
TE 804 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Education
TE 803 Philosophy of Education
ENG 845 Creative Writing for Public School Teachers*
TE 816A Practicum: Education
ENG 884 British Literature: 1700-present
ENG 859 U.S Literature: 1855-present
TE Electives (TBD by Cohort)
Late Spring 2015
*Subject to change.
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.
A Top 10 University - For the second consecutive year, UNK has been ranked a Top 10 Public Midwest Regional University by "U.S. News & World Report".
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.
For tuition rates and additional fees, click here.
Program Contact: Mary Volker
Department: Teacher Education
Address: College of Education, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849