Elementary Education

The program in elementary education is designed to prepare students to meet Nebraska requirements for an elementary (K-6) level teacher certificate.  Candidates must complete coursework in the following related content areas:  MATH 2000, Math for Elementary Teachers I, and MATH 2010, Math for Elementary Teachers II.

A candidate for a degree or teaching endorsement in grades K-6 must complete the following required course work:  ART 3050, Art in Elementary School; MUS 3050, Music Fundamentals and Methods for Elementary Teachers, HPER 2400, Health Education and Physical Education for the Elementary School Teacher, TED 3350, Teaching and Assessing Reading in Elementary Schools, TED 4320, Teaching of Social Studies; TED 4330, Teaching of Mathematics; TED 4340, Teaching of Science; TED 4350, Teaching of Reading and Language Arts; TED 2360, Children’s Literature; TED 4600, Student Teaching and Seminar;  Elementary; and Student Teaching Orientation.

In addition to completing required courses in the K-6 program, a candidate seeking certification must choose one of the following areas of emphasis:

                  English as a Second Language

                  Inclusive Practices

                  World Languages

                  School Library

                  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)


A candidate in elementary education may elect to complete a dual endorsement program in one of the following areas:

                  Early Childhood

                  Deaf/Hard of Hearing

                  English as a Second Language

                  World Language

                  School Library

                  Mild/Moderate Disabilities


For more information…

                  and a complete listing of program requirements, visit the College of Education website at http://coe.unomaha.edu/oss/majorprogs.php.