Message From the Chair
Welcome to What’s Next in Teacher Education
At UNO, we believe teaching is a practice and teachers need practice. Our Teacher Preparation program offers candidates a performance-based program that pushes the boundaries of traditional teacher preparation and gives future teachers structured time in area classrooms to practice their teaching.
Our program is modeled after the medical school experience at teaching hospitals where students are not only taught medicine - they also get to practice
medicine under the close supervision of doctors and medical educators. This model is the future for education and UNO's Teacher Education Department believes this cutting-edge approach ensures our candidates are more prepared than ever before.
If you are a current candidate in the Teacher Education Department you are likely working in an area school right now and benefiting from having your faculty, coach and cooperating teacher all working with you to help you practice your teaching. If you are a high school student - or the parent of one - I invite you to come to campus for an up-close look at the exciting things we're doing at UNO and to "Connect with What's Next" in the Teacher Education Department.
Sarah Edwards, Ph.D.