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About the Modern Languages 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Degree Program

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Qualified language teachers are in high demand. The University of Nebraska at Kearney offers Subject Endorsements (7-12 grade) in French, German and Spanish. Our faculty work with future teachers to help them acquire a high level of proficiency in their chosen language and to equip them with methods and management strategies for the second-language classroom. UNK offers  a variety of summer and semester study abroad programs to accelerate your language study while being immersed in the culture at your preferred destination. Our graduates have a successful record of finding teaching positions.

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 the Praxis core academic skills tests for educators: they are required for certification in Nebraska, and are part of all undergraduate education programs at UNK. The Praxis Subject Assessments are also required for certification in Nebraska.
  • Complete the TE courses required in the Professional TE sequence (integrated in the four-year schedule)
  • Obtain approval by the department offering the proposed endorsement
  • Declare a teaching program at the Academic Advising and Career Development office
Valerie Sis

"My study-abroad experience in Costa Rica helped me improve my Spanish and taught me valuable lessons about another culture. I made lifelong friends and I’ve gone back to Costa Rica to visit them."

Valerie Sis

English Teacher