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Language Arts 7-12 Teaching and Field Endorsement

Students implement reading, writing, listening and speaking skills acquired in the Language Arts program and are endorsed to teach Language at the secondary level upon completion. This endorsement encompasses all aspects of communicating and teaching in the English language. The curriculum at the University of Nebraska at Kearney includes basic and advanced instruction of significant texts from many genres, periods and cultures, plus a number of education courses so students will be instructed how to effectively teach literature and language in junior high and high school settings.

Teacher Education Program

All students intent on teaching must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program.

To do so, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete ENG 102, SPCH 100, TE 100 and TE 204 with a “C” or better
  • Establish and maintain 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Complete basic skills test required by the state Department of Education
  • Satisfactorily complete the Service Learning Project
  • Obtain approval by the department offering the proposed endorsement
  • Declare a teaching program at the Academic and Career Services office
  • Provide evidence of the absence of any criminal misdemeanor or felony
  • Provide evidence of sufficient emotional and mental capacity
Jesse Nickel

“I have wanted to be a teacher for longer than I can remember. My involvement at UNK prepared me very well for my career as a teacher. My time as a writing tutor provided me with excellent experience working to help writers at all stages grow and be successful. I was also given the opportunity to network with both teachers and administrators across the state, as well as educators on an international scope. UNK truly prepared me to build a successful career as an educator.”

Jesse Nickel

Walnut Middle School , Grand Island, NE