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. 

Katy Shupe
“We really have a lot of hands on experience outside of the classroom, we have field experiences literally right when you start on campus.” “We're not just there observing, we're teaching lesson plans and doing a lot of different activities with them as well.” Shupe says, “being able to be with students on daily basis is awesome because it gives me a bigger opportunity to grow as a teacher in the field and college.”

Katy Shupe

Elementary Education K-6