UNK students observing a teacher

About the Elementary Education Teaching Field Endorsement Degree Program

On Campus

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. 

Elementary Education 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

Elementary Education Teaching Field Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education


Per Credit Hour

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

"I knew that if I went to UNK I wouldn't get lost in the system. I would still be able to stand out and not be in a bigger school and just kind of blend in. I am very fortunate for my experience at UNK. I had wonderful professors that guided me, advisors that guided me, and they were also great models of what teaching should be."


Marissa Kruse

Buffalo Hills Elementary, Kearney, NE

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