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About the Language Arts 7-12 Teaching and Field Endorsement Degree Program

On Campus

Language Arts teaching involves guiding students in the essentials skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This endorsement program encompasses all aspects of communicating and teaching in the English language, including an understanding of public speaking, theatre, and journalism.

The curriculum at the University of Nebraska at Kearney includes basic and advanced instruction of significant texts from many genres, periods, and cultures. 体育菠菜大平台's College of Education has cultivated a reputation for producing Nebraska's top teachers for more than a century. Students benefit from a close partnership with Kearney and area schools, which gives them numerous hands-on opportunities through both early field experiences and student teaching.

Upon completion of the program requirements, you will be fully qualified to teach Language Arts classes at the secondary level in public and private schools, or to pursue and advanced degree.

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

Language Arts 7-12 Teaching and Field 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 体育菠菜大平台.

Degree Received

Language Arts 7-12 Teaching Field Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education


Per Credit Hour

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

Jesse Nickel

“I have wanted to be a teacher for longer than I can remember. My involvement at 体育菠菜大平台 prepared me very well for my career as a teacher. My time as a writing tutor provided me with excellent experience working to help writers at all stages grow and be successful. I was also given the opportunity to network with both teachers and administrators across the state, as well as educators on an international scope. 体育菠菜大平台 truly prepared me to build a successful career as an educator.”

Jesse Nickel

Walnut Middle School , Grand Island, NE

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