Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.A. in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education
- M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education
- Ed.D. in Educational Studies
- Ph.D. in Educational Studies
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.M.A. Specialization
- Elementary Teaching (Accepting applicants for Summer 2017 only)
- Instructional Technology
- Internet-Based Education
- Teaching, Curriculum and Learning
Distance Education OpportunitiesM.A. with German Language Education area of study.
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, 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 expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s):
- Master's Applicants: None
- Doctoral Applicants: GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three letters of recommendation
- Department application
- Statement of goals
- Writing sample (doctorate only)
- Noyce teacher scholarship essay (NebraskaSCIENCE only)
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education
|Master's Applicants||Fall: March 1 Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1|
|Doctoral Applicants||Fall: January 15 Spring: October 1|
|NebraskaSCIENCE Scholarship program||Fall: February 1|
The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education offers master's and doctoral degrees that:
- Engage in and with current educational research.
- Fit individual needs.
- Offer rich opportunities to work with highly qualified faculty members who are actively engaged in cross-disciplinary scholarship focused on schools and communities.
- Challenge in breadth and depth to change and improve education for all.
For example, a student might work with a professor studying the relationships between teacher content knowledge and pedagogical understandings. Or, one could work with researchers examining the changing needs of Nebraska, the United States, and other parts of the world through multiple lenses such as multiculturalism; transnationalism; educational reform; policy implementation; second language acquisition; reading diagnosis and remediation; literacy, language, and culture; foreign language education; and instructional technologies.
Students will find new ways to view the work of teachers, teaching, learners, and learning. The coursework explores relationships across cultures and schooling, ethics, human well-being, and education for diversity; thus, fostering professional development alongside preparing people for positions of leadership in varied educational settings. The programs grow educational leaders who can "make a difference" for the future in multiple educational settings.
The department offers three full-time, 14-month Master of Arts in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, that includes courses to become a certified teacher in the State of Nebraska. These programs are structured in cohorts and students will proceed together in a collegial community of teacher learners. Some funding is available through the NebraskaSCIENCE Scholarship program.
Some online courses are available.
Courses and MoreStudents in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education are most likely to take courses in:Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and research
Graduate Faculty Associate
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