The College of Education is a force of educators, practitioners and scholars dedicated to positive change in our community and around the world.
Professor Melanie McGrath, Director of Athletic Training Education Programs, is proud to say UNO is one of the five universities in the nation to offer an undergraduate and graduate path to become a certified athletic trainer. In addition to our unique program offerings, you will also find tremendous diversity at UNO with students coming from around the globe to study on our metropolitan campus.
Elementary Education major, Amanda Fitch, chose UNO because of our great location and quickly discovered other benefits, namely the amount of support faculty and staff offer students through one-on-one relationships.
Prepared for Community Responsibilities
Educational Leadership Doctoral Candidate, Cindy Copich completed her undergraduate coursework at UNO and recently returned for her masters degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. Her experience in the graduate program was so positive, she decided to pursue a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. According to Cindy, "The doctoral coursework is geared toward student interests, making the learning relevant and authentic. I find my colleagues and professors engaging and, like me, passionate about educational leadership. They challenge me to expand my thinking and broaden my perspective." She feels the opportunities at UNO have prepared her to better serve the community in her current role as an elected school board member.
Adding Value to the Community Through Service, Knowledge and Support
Julie Kronberg (Grotelueschen) is a student in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. She chose UNO because of the many opportunities to enhance her educational experience, but also to be connected within the university system and the Omaha community. Through classroom practicums, university organizations, and extracurricular activities, she was able to work with professionals in the university system to serve the local community, specifically those she would be interacting with through her special education degree. Julie says, "Working directly with professors motivated me to be a better individual, student, and professional. My heart and passion for special education has increased because of opportunities provided by UNO."