General Course Information

Master's Comprehensive Examination

A comprehensive examination needs to be taken during your last semester of coursework and all degree seeking students are required to complete the comprehensive examination (except students getting specialist degree). The comps will be emailed each semester on the dates below. The student will need to email ( before the given dates and let them know you are ready to take the exam. The comps consists of four essay questions. The comps will be emailed on that Friday and returned the following Friday. The comps are graded as a pass / fail. If we receive a comprehensive examination that does "not pass", you will be asked to rewrite it until it is satisfactory. 

For School Principalship: students need to receive a passing score on the Praxis II (5411).

  • Fall: Beginning of November
  • Spring: End of March
  • Summer: Mid June

Please email or call 308.865.8512 to sign-up for comps.

Specialist Exit Interview or Oral Comprehensive

An exit interview will need to be scheduled during your last semester of coursework. This is required for all students seeking School Superintendent - Education Specialist Degree. The department will schedule one or two days for all the exit interviews to take place. The interviews will take place in Kearney if possible. If it is not possible, a Skype interview will be set up. Also students will be asked to complete a practice Praxis II School Superintendent test as a part of the comprehensive examination requirement.

  • Fall: Beginning of November (scheduled individually)
  • Spring: Beginning of April (scheduled individually)
  • Summer: Middle of June (scheduled individually)

Please email or call 308.865.8512 to sign-up for comps.
EDAD 944 Seminar in Educational Administration

EDAD 843 Practicum for 2018:
  • Fall Meeting at UNK: August 25th from 10:00 - 3:00 in the College of Education, C112. Lunch will be provided. This is required for all Nebraska students. Check with the instructor if you are out of state or unable to attend.
  • Practicum Trip to Omaha: TBA
Application Deadlines for Graduation:

Applications must be filled out online and is required of all potential graduates. Be sure to register for graduation whether you march or not by specific dates posted below. The fee is $25.

  • Fall: September 15
  • Spring: February 15
  • Summer: June 15

Your transcript will indicate your degree/completed work for the new certificate as first-time principal. The transcript will be required for your application for NDE credential additions. To update your certification, go to Nebraska Department of Education. If out of state, check with Department of Education in your state.