Post-Baccalaureate Transitional Certification Program

The University of Nebraska at Kearney offers an on-line program for teacher certification. Individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher may use this option to become certified to teach in the state of Nebraska.

Potential candidates for this program should contact:

Dr. Wendy McCarty
Program Director 
Transitional Certification Program
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Phone: (308) 865-8074

See the Students with a Bachelor's Degree Now Seeking Initial Certification information in the Graduate Catalog Admissions Information section for details regarding application.

The on-line professional sequence consists of three, 6-credit hour classes and student teaching (depending on previous academic work completed, additional coursework may be required in the specific endorsement subject area of choice):

TE 831Professional Skills & Knowledge I6
TE 832Professional Skills and Knowledge II6
TE 833Context of Education6
Select one of the following:6
TE 836Clinical Practice: Student Teaching6
TE 834Clinical Practice 1: Introduction to Transitional Student Teaching3
Total Credit Hours33

Arrangements are made for participants to complete school-based field experiences for each of the courses in the sequence in their local or nearby school districts. Because these arrangements are made with participating school districts across the state, UNK's on-line transitional teacher certification program is available to Nebraska residents only, and in the following endorsement areas:

  • Art K-12
  • Biology 7-12
  • Business, Marketing, and Information Technology 6-12
  • Chemistry 7-12
  • English Language Arts 7-12
  • Health & PE PK-12
  • Music Education K-12
  • Physical Education 7-12
  • Physics 7-12
  • Secondary English 7-12
  • World Language 7-12: French
  • World Language 7-12: German
  • World Language 7-12: Spanish

Additional endorsement areas may be available upon request from a hiring school district.