As part of the Teacher Scholars Academy, students have an opportunity to thrive in small, specialized courses.
FALL SEMESTER (1)
CMST 1110 | PUBLIC SPEAKING - 3 credits
Public Speaking Fundamentals helps students become effective public speakers, as well as critical listeners and evaluators of public communication. Students will learn the principles of audience adaptation, topic selection, and organization, development of ideas and presentation of speeches. Each student will design and present a minimum of four public speeches.
This course section is for TSA candidates only and applies toward Honors credit and Fundamental General Education requirement.
TED 2200 | HUMAN RELATIONS - 3 credits
This course is designed to increase multicultural knowledge and positively influence the diversity disposition of prospective teacher candidates. It is also designed to help them become more aware of ways to motivate and positively impact the youths they will encounter in their future classrooms.
Prospective teacher candidates will examine existing attitudes toward various groups by race, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, and social class with the goal of becoming dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens who can meet their professional responsibilities. Course includes Service Learning, applies toward Honors credit and U.S. Diversity General Education requirement.
FALL SEMESTER (2)
EDL 4590 | LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - 3 credits
Leadership development is an educational outcome for college students, and at UNO, is strongly encouraged. This course will expose students to foundational leadership theories and challenge them to explore personal and social competencies associated with effective collaboration and leadership.
This section of the course will focus on Teacher and Educational Leadership and applies toward Honors credit.
FRESHMAN TSA SEMINAR
September - May
Teacher Scholars are required to participate in monthly seminar meetings scheduled throughout their freshman year. These meetings are designed to build a collaborative community, foster growth, and further develop communication and leadership skills through a variety of professional development activities.