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Number of students per unit
Educational Leadership: 136
Health & Kinesiology: 423
Special Education & Communication Disorders: 383
Teacher Education: 1,322
Student Credit Hour Produced | 2017-2020
Gabriela Amador | Elementary Education
For as long as she can remember, teacher candidate Gabriela "Gaby" Amador has dreamed of becoming an educator. Gaby is a first generation college student and a Thompson Scholar. She is also a first generation high school graduate.
Raised by hardworking parents who didn’t have the opportunity to finish middle school or high school themselves, Gaby’s parents launched their four children on stable and strong academic paths.
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Kailey Snyder | Exercise Science
Growing up, Kailey's passion for health and wellness was instilled early as she watched her mother complete medical school and residency to become a pediatrician. A doctoral student in the School of Health and Kinesiology, Kailey's research is focused on the prenatal health and activity levels of moms-to-be and the effect on infant developmental milestones and outcomes.
As a teaching assistant and researcher, Kailey is building the foundation of her dream to one day becoming a faculty member, "Although I had a traditional academic path, teaching helps me understand the barriers that affect non-traditional students. The culture of support for students is continuously improving at UNO, and I'm proud to be part of that culture."
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Aaron Beard | Speech-Language Pathology
Inspired by his little boy, non-traditional student Aaron Beard is working towards a new career in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). His career path emerged after the birth of their second son, Fletcher, who was born profoundly deaf and received cochlear implants at age one. Knowing that Fletcher would eventually need speech therapy to learn to hear with his implants, Aaron contacted colleges the day after scheduling implantation surgery, to learn about his options for entering a pre-SLP program.
"I initially returned to school to better understand Fletcher's needs, to do everything to help my son, but along the way that changed. Now I want to use my knowledge to benefit others."