College of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
Undergraduate teaching programs: Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education.
Undergraduate non-teaching programs: Athletic Training, Physical Education - Concentration in Exercise Science, Public Health, Recreation and Leisure Studies - Concentration in Recreational Administration, Library Science, Speech Language Pathology, and Sign Language.
Graduate Programs: Counseling, Educational Administration and Supervision, Special Education and Communication Disorders, Teacher Education, and Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
The undergraduate admission application deadline dates for entering the University of Nebraska at Omaha are: Fall Semester - August 1; Spring Semester - December 1; Summer Session - June 1. All inquiries and correspondence relating to the admission of students to UNO graduate programs should be addressed to: Office of Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0286 or http://www.ses.unomaha.edu or to the individual graduate department.
The most current information about the cost of tuition and fees at UNO can be found at http://cashiering.unomaha.edu/tuition.php
General UNO Scholarship Information is available through the Financial Aid Office at http://www.ses.unomaha.edu/finaid/scholarship_info.php.
Information about scholarship opportunities specific to the College of Education is available at http://coe.unomaha.edu/oss/scholarships.php.
Graduate Scholarship information is listed on the Graduate Studies web site at http://www.unomaha.edu/graduate/scholarships.php.
Undergraduate students who have been admitted to undergraduate pre-education, library science and speech-language pathology majors contact the Office of Student Services and Field Experiences at (402)554-2717 to set up an appointment.
Undergraduate students who have been admitted to athletic training,Physical Education - Concentration in Exercise Science, Public Health, Recreation and Leisure Studies - Concentration in Recreational Administration,, call (402)554-2670.
Undergraduate students who have been admitted to pre-educational Interpreting, call (402)554-2201.
Graduate students are advised by faculty members in individual programs. (Click here for graduate advising listing.)
To review course work acceptable to UNO, see the undergraduate catalog (http://www.ses.unomaha.edu/registrar/catalogs.php) Generally, prospective candidates can look at the undergraduate catalog and get an idea of comparable classes. All transfer course work accepted by the University may not be applicable to the College of Education. An official evaluation of transcripts will be completed when you have been admitted to the college.
Graduate students should contact the individual program area regarding the policies for transfer credit into graduate programs.
Professional teacher certification is available in elementary, middle level, secondary and special education. Most individuals find these programs to be a major change. Individuals interested should review the course requirements for the various teaching programs. (undergraduate programs)
For individuals interested in teaching in secondary high demand areas, the Teacher Academy Project (TAP) is a secondary education program designed for individuals who currently hold an undergraduate degree in a major that meets the content requirements for a subject endorsement (Mathematics, Foreign Language, Science, Business, etc.) for certification as a teacher in the secondary schools. TAP candidates complete certification coursework while interning in a participating Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium (MOEC) school district. The graduate work completed during this program may be applied toward the completion of a Master’s degree in Secondary Education. TAP candidates are enrolled as full-time students which allows for the completion of the certification requirements in one academic year (including summer). For additional information, visit the website at: http://coe.unomaha.edu/tap/.
The CADRE Project, consisting of CADRE and our new option, CADRE – Special Education, is a unique graduate induction program designed to produce highly skilled first-year teachers. This professional growth and development program is a partnership between the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Education and the school districts that comprise the Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium. In a fifteen-month time period, CADRE Teachers complete their first year of teaching and earn a master’s degree. Mentoring by veteran master-level teachers provides a strong component of support and expertise for the new teachers. CADRE Teachers receive free graduate tuition and fees along with a stipend in lieu of a regular salary. In operation since 1994, this exciting and challenging program has received national recognition and has served approximately 500 teachers. More information about the CADRE Projects can be obtained at http://coe.unomaha.edu/cadre.
Information about initial teacher certification or renewal of an expired certificate, is available at http://coe.unomaha.edu/oss/certification/certification.php. You also may contact the Office of Student Services and Field Experiences at (402) 554-2718.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha has over 100 recognized clubs and organizations in which students may become involved, such as fraternities, sororities, Student Government, service agencies, honor societies, professional organizations, the student newspaper, the Student Programming Organization, and special interest groups. More information is available through the Student Organizations and Leadership Programs office in the Milo Bail Student Center (402) 554-2711.
In the College of Education, there are 11 student organizations:
- Alliance of Fitness Professionals (AFP),
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD),
- Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Education Honor Society),
- Eta Sigma Gamma (Health Education Honor Society),
- Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society),
- Maverick Athletic Training Students (MATS),
- National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA),
- Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC),
- Student Recreation and Leisure Society (SRLS),
- UNO Student Education Association of Nebraska (SEAN), and
- UNO Talking Hands.
The student presidents of these organizations also serve as members of the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee. For the organization that would best complement your academic program, visit the web site at http://coe.unomaha.edu/StudentOrgs.php.
If you have any other questions about the COE experience, please feel free to contact any of the people listed below or check out these other FAQ's.