UNK-Students with a non-teaching bachelor’s degree can earn their teaching degree in one year through an accelerated program from the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The program is designed for college graduates who have a non-teaching degree in an area that matches a teaching endorsement. Graduates can return to the UNK campus and take their content methods courses and the professional sequence required for certification.
Students are required to complete about 30 hours in the professional sequence and a few courses in content classes. Summer classes begin in May, but students can start the program at the beginning of any semester.
“This program has been offered for some time at UNK, but it is important now in light of the teacher shortage,” said Martha Kruse, UNK K-12 Secondary Methods faculty coordinator.
UNK is the only location in central Nebraska from which students can receive a teaching certificate.