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About the Special Education K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement Degree Program

On Campus

The Special Education K-12 program at bet36365体育 prepares students to work with children with special-needs from kindergarten-12th grade.

bet36365体育’s Special Education K-12 students get to interact in classrooms early and often, with close partnership with Kearney and area schools giving students numerous opportunities to interact in both early field experiences and student-teaching. Award-winning faculty from the College of Education guide students in these experiences and throughout their college career to develop quality educators who make a difference in the lives of students.

Important Information


The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests are required for certification in Nebraska and are part of all undergraduate education programs at bet36365体育. The Praxis Subject Assessments are also required for certification in Nebraska.


Nebraska’s Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program provides forgivable loans to eligible students who are working toward initial certification.


Arrangements are made for students who qualify to complete their student-teaching requirement in schools located in Nebraska and other states. Most pre-student-teaching and student-teaching field experiences take place in schools that are members of bet36365体育 Network of Partner Schools. bet36365体育 teacher candidates will complete 16 weeks (12 credit hours) of all-day student teaching. Some teacher candidates who pursue more than one endorsement will be required to complete more hours.

Special Education K-12 Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to bet36365体育.

Degree Received

Special Education K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Monica Doolittle

"I switched my major eight times before finding my passion for Special Education. I took TE 100 as a filler class and owe it to that professor for opening a door I didn't know existed for me. I have encountered so many wonderful professors and advisors in the College of Education that have impacted my teaching. I cannot wait to have my own classroom and make them proud. They made me a lifelong learner and I hope to instill that same passion for learning in my future students!"

Monica Doolittle

Special Education K-12

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