Master of Education

Curriculum & Instruction

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

How to Pay

Secondary Education w/ Initial Teaching Certificate

Online 30 credits * 20 months
Lowest online tuition rate in the state of Nebraska
Many M.Ed. programs reduced from 36 to 30 credit hours

Program Highlights & Benefits

Earn your secondary teaching certificate

20 month completion

Online & Asynchronous Format

No GRE or Entrance Exams Required


This program is for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree with content courses in a certifiable content area who wish to earn their secondary teaching certificate. The subject area(s) in which you are eligible for certification will depend on the previous coursework you have completed as a part of your bachelor’s degree.

What You Learn

Students who complete this program can earn their Nebraska Teaching Certificate with one or more of the following endorsements: Biology, Chemistry, English Language Arts, Physics, Science, History, Geography, Math, Psychology, Religious Education, Secondary English, and Social Science. Additional coursework in specific content area may be required.  A content review will be required to determine eligibility

How You Learn

This is an online cohort. You will check in online to complete assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities. You will finish one 3 credit course every 8 weeks.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will earn their M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction w/ an initial teaching certification in the chosen certifiable subject area. A passing score on the appropriate Praxis exam(s) will be required to earn your initial teaching certification through Nebraska’s Department of Education.

Courses Offered

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 500

Admission to Education Program

*PSY 511

Psychological Foundations to Teaching and Learning

*EDUC 506

Integrating Technology into the Classroom

*EDUC 532

Enhancing Learning through Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

*EDUC 593

Basic Foundations of Special Education and Inclusive Practices

EDUC 594

Research Evaluation and Design

*EDUC 505

Instruction and Assessment

 * One of the following: 
EDUC 614

Methods in Secondary English Language Arts

EDUC 615

Methods in Secondary Mathematics

EDUC 616

Methods in Secondary Science

EDUC 617

Methods in Secondary Social Sciences

EDUC 618

Methods in Religious Education

EDUC 625

Serving and Leading in the Community and World

*EDUC 619A

Clinical Experience: Secondary Student Teaching I

*EDUC 619B

Clinical Experience: Secondary Student Teaching II

 Total Credit Hours:30

If you do not want to earn a Master’s degree, you can take 9 courses in order to earn the Secondary Initial Teaching Certificate only.

Courses denoted with an asterisk (*) are required to earn the Secondary Education w/ Initial Teaching Certificate only.