UNK students observing a teacher

Elementary Education Teaching Field Endorsement

The Elementary Education program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is a premier undergraduate program that will prepare students to work with children through their elementary school years. UNK's Elementary Education students get to interact in classrooms early and often.

UNK's close partnership with Kearney and area schools gives students numerous opportunities to interact in both early field experiences and student-teaching. UNK knows the value of hands-on learning and guides students in these field experiences and throughout their collegiate career to develop quality educators who make a difference in the lives of students. 

Brett Kluever

“I was a tutor at Central Elementary in Kearney. This was a place where I could hone my teaching skills. I can’t thank the staff I worked with enough for their willingness to let me into their classrooms. Eventually I even student-taught there. By the time I was done, I had worked in most grade levels and knew most of the students in the building. The opportunities that I had, and the relationships I built at UNK, helped shape me into the teacher I am today.”

Brett Kluever

Gibbon Public Schools , Gibbon, NE