About the English 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Degree Program

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An English 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is for those who love reading, thinking, and writing to such a degree that they envision helping others come to love those things as well. Students take a specialized set of courses in both English and education. After reading significant texts from many genres, periods, and cultures, as well as preparing for effective teaching, students will become competent teachers who can instruct others in the importance of foundational literacy skills.

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 Advising and Career Development office
  • Provide evidence of the absence of any criminal misdemeanor or felony
  • Provide evidence of sufficient emotional and mental capacity
Heather Breight

“I had always wanted to become a teacher, and my other love was reading - so voilá! - English teacher created. I completed my student teaching semester at Kearney High School and Bryant Elementary in Kearney. It was by far the most important experience I had during my college years. Nothing prepares you to become a teacher like actually getting in there and teaching. Honestly, I wish student teaching was an entire year because there is so much to learn in just eight weeks.”

Heather Breight

Kearney High School, Kearney, NE