Endorsement: Mild/Moderate 7-12 Endorsement
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 24-48 credit hours (depending upon transcript analysis)
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Teacher Certiﬁcation in any discipline (Initial teaching certiﬁcation may be obtained through this program with the completion of additional courses.)
The Mild/Moderate 7-12 Endorsement is designed for teachers who do not presently have an endorsement in Special Education in the state of Nebraska. Students pursuing certiﬁcation in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certiﬁcation requirements. Courses are offered at the graduate level. Courses are offered online at the graduate level.
NK’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.
TE 805P - Overview of Assistive Technology
TESE 816D - Practicum in Special Education
TESE 837P - Medical Aspects of Individuals with Disabilities
TESE 861 - Legal Issues in Special Education
TESE 862 - Formal & Informal Assessment in Special Education
TESE 863 - Research Based Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
TESE 864P - Field Experience in Special Education (1 credit hour)
TESE 867 - Applied and Functional Behavioral Analysis
TESE 875P - Curriculum Content for Secondary Students with Disabilities
TESE 876P - Transitional Issues for Individuals with Disabilities
TESE 879P - Developing Social & Personal Skills in Individuals with Disabilities
Academic Concentration (18 credit hours)
Students need to complete coursework in one of the following academic areas: Language Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Business Education, Art, Music, Health, Physical Education and K-6 Special Education.
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.
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How do I get started?
1) Submit copies of all past transcripts with a letter of intent to Jennifer Jansky, KASE Ofﬁce, COE C128, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849.
2) Apply for admission online at http://myblue.unk.edu
as a non-degree seeking student.
3) Once you’ve received an acceptance of admission notification, you may register for class by accessing UNK’s MyBlue registration system at http://myblue.unk.edu
4) After you have registered, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6214
to get started with your online course.
5) For speciﬁc questions concerning course offerings or your program of study, contact Mary Volker at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 1-308-865-8825.
College of Education, Room B116, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849