Instruction in Urban Schools Certificate

Department of Teacher Education, College of Education

Vision Statement

The instruction in urban schools certificate is designed to provide professionals in K-12 schools with historical, theoretical, research, and practical knowledge related to teaching and learning. This knowledge can be applied to all school settings, especially those with diverse student populations.

Program Contact Information

Rebecca Pasco, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
308 Roskens Hall (RH)
402.554.2119
rpasco@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: June 1

Program-Specific Requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • A valid teaching certificate or statement of interest in/evidence of work or research with children, youth, or adults in teaching and learning environments.
  • UNO College of Education's "Personal and Professional Fitness" form
  • International students who do not expect to teach in the US may be eligible for admission.
    • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the U.S., OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a pre-determined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.  Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 80 (internet-based), 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE.

  • Contact the TED GPC for additional admission information.
  • All new graduate candidates are admitted provisionally. When candidates have successfully completed 12 TED graduate credit hours, candidates will work with their assigned advisor to complete the formal admissions process required to achieve an unconditional admission status. The formal admission process replaces all admission exams.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
TED 8130LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND POWER3
TED 8150ANTI-RACISM EDUCATION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES3
TED 8180CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING3
TED 8210THE PRINCIPLES OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION3
TED 8800MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH3
TED 9200CRITICAL PEDAGOGY: TEACHING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE3
Total Credits18