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 2360, Children’s Literature; 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 4600, Student Teaching and Seminar;  TED 4604 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.