Transitional Certification Program

The Transitional Certification Program (TCP) at UNK is an alternative teacher certification pathway for individuals with a baccalaureate degree or higher who wish to earn an Initial Teaching Certificate issued by the Nebraska Department of Education. Students who meet the qualifications to start the TCP are also eligible to be hired by a Nebraska public school to start teaching in their endorsement area.

NOTE: UNK’s Transitional Certification Program is available to participants who physically reside in Nebraska or within commuting distance to a Nebraska school district.

The credit hours earned in the TCP may be applied to the requirements for a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

See below for the endorsements (endorsements are what you would like to teach) offered in the TCP. Click into each one for detailed program information. Courses that you have already taken may be eligible to be substituted into your education program.