Graduate Degree Program Summary

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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
M.A. Specialization - what's a specialization?
  • Elementary Teaching
Doctoral Specializations - what's a specialization?
  • Instructional Technology
  • Internet-Based Education
  • Teaching, Curriculum and Learning

Distance Education Opportunities

M.A. with German Language Education area of study.

Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education

  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    Dr. Kathy Wilson
  • Graduate Secretary
    Ms. Shari Daehling
  • Department Address
    118C Henzlik Hall
    Lincoln NE 68588-0385

Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

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
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Department application
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
  • Writing sample (doctorate only)
  • Noyce teacher scholarship essay (NebraskaSCIENCE only)
  • Use GAMES for online submission of materials.

Application Deadline

Master's Applicants
   Fall: March 1   Spring: October 1   Summer: March 1
Doctoral Applicants
   Fall: February 15   Spring: October 1
NebraskaSCIENCE Scholarship program
   Fall: February 1

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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 More

Students in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education are most likely to take courses in: See also: 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

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Science Education; Teacher Knowledge and Practice
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Science Education Reform; Questioning Skill Development; Program Evaluation; Teaching Effectiveness
Instructional Technology; Chemistry Education
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Second Language Education; Applied Linguistics
Multicultural Education; Curriculum Studies; Ethnic Identity; Educational Equity Policies
Teacher Knowledge; Algebraic Thinking; Cooperative Learning; Cross-Cultural Study
Mathematics; Cognition; Technology
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Multicultural Education; Cross-Cultural Communication
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Secondary English Education; Urban Education; Teacher Conceptions
Transnational Movement; School Reform; Policy Implementation
Educational Measurment and Statistics; Teaching Assessment and Evaluation
External Funding Sources; Math Education
Educational Foundations; Philosophy; Ethics
Science Education; Science Teacher Professional Development
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Social Studies Education
     Graduate Faculty Associate
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Secondary Mathematics Education; Curriculum; Professional Development
Teacher Professional Development; Social Studies Education; Teacher Studies
Foreign Language Education; Second Language Acquisition; Distance Education and Technology
Music Education; Assessment and Instructional Strategies
Science, Technology, and Societal Issues; Social Issues in Science; Visual Images as Data; Inquiry-Based Science
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Literacy Education; Children's Literature; Early Childhood
     Graduate Faculty Associate
International Early Childhood Education; Social and Moral Development in Cultural Context
Multicultural Education; Family Diversity; Racial Integration
Teacher Reasoning in Multilingual Classrooms
Literacy Studies; Ethnography; Qualitative Research Methods; Educational Policy and Social Analysis
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NebraskaMATH Research Coordinator
     Graduate Faculty Associate
Instructional Technology; Role of Paraprofessionals
Rural Education; Alternative Schools; School Choice; Interdisciplinary Curriculum; Democratic Education
Literacy; Motivation; Arts and Literacy Integration
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Educational Leadership; Curriculum Development and Evaluation; Authentic Learning and Assessment; Rural Communities
Early Childhood; Language and Literacy; ESL Education
Literacy Acquisition and Motivation; Professional Development; At-Risk Students
Social Studies Education

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