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About the Early Childhood Inclusive Teaching Field Endorsement Degree Program

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The Early Childhood Inclusive program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is a premier undergraduate program that will prepare students to work with children ages birth through 8 in a variety of early childhood settings. UNK helps students make a difference in the lives of children—ultimately making a difference in the world of today and tomorrow. UNK’s Early Childhood Inclusive students get to interact in classrooms early and often and UNK’s close partnership with Kearney and area schools gives students numerous opportunities to interact in both early field experiences and student teaching. UNK knows the value of hands-on learning and guides students in these field experiences.

Important Information


The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests 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.


Nebraska’s Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program provides forgivable loans to eligible students who are working toward initial certification.


Arrangements are made for students who qualify to complete their student-teaching requirement in schools located in Nebraska and other states. Most pre-student-teaching and student-teaching field experiences take place in schools that are members of UNK Network of Partner Schools. UNK teacher candidates will complete 16 weeks (12 credit hours) of all-day student teaching. Some teacher candidates who pursue more than one endorsement will be required to complete more hours.