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Middle Grades Subject Endorsement

The University of Nebraska Kearney's Teacher Education Department has been the backbone of the educational system since its beginning as the Nebraska State Normal School in 1905. This extensive history of educating Nebraska’s educators brings an unmatched reputation and legacy that our graduates take with them to their schools and throughout their careers. The Middle Grades Subject Endorsement Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are premier undergraduate programs that will prepare students to work with students in middle school. UNK students get in the classroom early and often, and our close partnership with Kearney and area schools gives students numerous opportunities to interact in both early field experiences and student teaching. We know the value of hands-on learning and we are here to guide you in these field experiences.

“Classes and student teaching helped me prepare to be the teacher I am today. I owe my supervisors and professors everything. Everyone is still willing to help in any way they can. I wasn’t that great of a student when I was younger. When math started to click for me and I started teaching others, it helped mold me into a better student. I found the joy in watching a topic click for someone I was teaching when it hadn’t clicked for them in the past.”

Jon Kuecker

Wood River Rural Schools, Wood River, NE