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About the English 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Degree Program

On Campus

An English teaching degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney is designed for those who love reading, thinking, and writing to such a degree that they envision helping others come to love those things as well.

In the English department, you will examine the deepest roots of language and note its features, characteristics, and changes throughout time. You will study the context and content of written and oral works such as pieces of prose and poetry, commentaries and speeches, and plays and films. In the Teacher Education program, you'll receive instruction from dedicated faculty who will guide you through early field experiences and student teaching, ensuring you're fully equipped to be a world-class educator. 

UNK's College of Education has cultivated a reputation for educating Nebraska's best teachers for more than a century.

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

English 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

English 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Shannon Hempstead

“After a UNK visit during my senior year of high school and a visit with Dr. Kruse in the English department, I knew I wanted to major in English Education. I loved my professors and the personal relationships I formed with many of them. When I got my first teaching job, my professors were some of the first people I contacted because they were so encouraging and helped me achieve my goal of becoming a high school English teacher. They’re like another family to me.”

Shannon Hempstead

Columbus High School, Columbus, NE

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