Graduate Certificate Program Summary
This certificate program within the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education allows teachers engaged in Response to Intervention in their schools to gain professional recognition their expertise. The coursework of this certificate program also offers a Response to Intervention (RtI) model for future coursework in other content areas within the graduate department.
This graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission for a graduate certificate objective
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts confirming eligibility for graduate-level study, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program, because a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
See also: steps to admission.
Required by the department for this certificate
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Must be enrolled in the Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education program
- Undergraduate GPA minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Fit between applicant's goals and interests and the goals of the certificate
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
Application deadlineFall: May 1st
Spring: October 1st
Summer: March 1st
The application process is a two-part procedure. Applicants must apply to the UNL Graduate College and to the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education.
The certificate program includes two core courses, one required workshop, and two other TEAC/SPED courses for a total of 13-15 credit hours.
- TEAC 811B: Response to Intervention (3 credits)
- SPED 802: Assessment (3 credits)
- TEAC 893: Workshop: Response to Intervention (1 credit)
Choose two of the following (6-8 credits).
- TEAC 811: Reading Practices and Processes (other than Response to Intervention)
- TEAC 806/806A: Reading and Writing Disabilities
- TEAC 836A: Professional Development in Education: Literacy Coaching
- TEAC 838: Linguistics for the Classroom Teacher
- TEAC 886/886B: Assessment, Evaluation and Instruction of At Risk Readers (counts as two courses)
- TEAC 890: Workshop in education (specific section must be approved for inclusion by the advisory committee)
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