Degree Level: Non-degree program
Credit Hours: Minimum of 32 credit hours (will vary depending on student’s credentials)
Delivery Format: Online with supervised field experiences and student teaching on-site
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree
The Post-Baccalaureate Online Teaching Certiﬁcate program is designed for those individuals who already have a B.A. or B.S. degree in a speciﬁc grade 7-12 subject area. You may be a recent college graduate or a mid-career professional who is eager to become a teacher but have personal or professional commitments which make it impossible to attend on-campus college classes. The three 6-credit hour courses may be completed online while the supervised field experiences and student teaching are completed in your community. This program consists of 18 credit hours of online teacher education coursework and 14 credit hours of student teaching. If an academic review of transcripts indicates a deﬁciency in a content area, additional coursework may be required. Because this program leads to initial teaching certification in Nebraska only, and requires field experiences arranged with participating school districts in Nebraska, it is only available to residents of Nebraska.
TE 401 Context of Education – 6 credit hours online
TE 402 Professional Knowledge and Skills I – 6 credit hours online
TE 403 Professional Knowledge and Skills II – 6 credit hours online
TE 400 Student Teaching (14 credit hours on-site)
Online coursework additionally includes a total of 100 field experience clock hours. Every effort will be made to arrange for you to student teach in or near a school system close to home.
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 library services, discounted software and hardware, a writing center, 24/7 technology help desk, online bookstore, and more.
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