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About the Elementary Education Teaching Field Endorsement Degree Program

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The Elementary Education program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is a premier undergraduate program that will prepare students to work with children through their elementary school years. UNK's Elementary Education students get to interact in classrooms early and often.

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 and throughout their collegiate career to develop quality educators who make a difference in the lives of students. 

McClain Narber

"Both of my parents actually went to Kearney State, so that was always something I thought would be cool, to go to the same college as them. I was really involved in high school so I wanted a College that would allow me to be as involved as I was and UNK had countless of ways for me to do just that. The College of Education and UNK provided me with ample experiences that I knew prepared me for what my future was to hold. They worked extremely hard to get me into classrooms right away which was something I greatly appreciate. I truly could not imagine where I would in my teaching career without UNK. It was my home for 4 years and they were the BEST four years."

McClain Narber

Wasmer Elementary, Grand Island, Nebraska