"Every student is capable of learning, and I can teach every single student. There are strategies for all kids and all situations. There are ways to reach them all."
These are the words of a confident new kindergarten teacher and graduate student, Alex Weaver. This spring, Alex received her undergraduate degree in one of our newest and fastest-growing programs, Early Childhood Inclusive (ECI).
Because of her UNO education, Alex entered the workforce with the specialized skills necessary to be successful in the classroom. As Alex takes her passion for teaching and her knowledge of the development of young children into the community, I have no doubt she will impact thousands of lives throughout her career.
Here in the College of Education, creating community impact is a core value that connects all our work. Simply put, we strive to make people’s lives better.
Through our work in the community and our strong partnerships, College of Education students have access to unique opportunities that provide robust, real-world career experience. The College of Education takes pride in our exceptional culture. Our college is:
Research-centered | Students work side-by-side in world-class facilities with award-winning faculty researchers to find innovative solutions in the fields of education, STEM, and human and health sciences.
Interdisciplinary & collaborative | Students have opportunities to partner with other College of Education academic units as well as organizations--on campus and beyond--through specialized coursework, service learning projects, and global study abroad experiences.
Community & culturally focused | We have clinical, practicum, and internship relationships with nonprofit organizations, health facilities, and school districts throughout the Omaha area. With partners like Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Girls, Inc., we give students fun and exciting experiences in a variety of diverse settings.
Support-driven | Our Academic Advising team, graduate faculty advisors, professors, administrators, and staff are here to walk with students through their entire academic career. Students are set up for success from the very beginning.
Whether student, parent, alumni, or community partner, we encourage you to stay connected by visiting coe.unomaha.edu and remember, our doors are always open. We welcome you to visit any of our three buildings: Roskens Hall, the School of Health & Kinesiology, and the Biomechanics Research Building.
Nancy A. Edick
Lois G. Roskens Dean