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College graduates who want to teach secondary school (grades 7-12) can earn both their Nebraska teaching certificate and master’s degree (M.Ed.) through Creighton’s accelerated 35-credit graduate program in Secondary School Teaching. Scholarships for 1/2 tuition are available. The Education Department at Creighton University is accredited by state, regional, and national accrediting agencies, including the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Education Department seeks to prepare effective teacher-leaders in the Jesuit tradition by sharing faith inspired values with our students. Access website here.
Candidates are expected to have the requisite coursework in one of the following endorsement areas before they enroll in the M.Ed. Program: Art, English, French, History, Journalism, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Social Science, or Spanish.
Types of Degrees: MEd
Duration and Number of Credits Required:
Cost: $730 per credit hour, 2012/2013 rate, plus university and technology fees. Scholarships for 1/2 tuition are available.
Stipend/Fellowship: Full-time teachers receive 50% tuition remission and teachers in Catholic schools receive 75% tuition remission. No fellowships.
Program Start: Summer
Application Deadline: February 1
Applicants for the M.Ed. In Secondary School Teaching are to meet the following criteria for acceptance into the Creighton University teacher education program and the Graduate School. Candidates who successfully meet these eight criteria will be accepted conditionally into the program pending a background check and final verification of prerequisite course work. Candidates will have to pass a licensure exam at the completion of their program to be eligible for teacher certification.
1. Completed application and $50 non-refundable application fee (deadline is February 1)
2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
3. Three letters of recommendation (please use the electronic rec. process with the online application!). The recommendations should be completed and submitted by persons other than family members who are capable of assessing an applicant's performance in an academic or work setting.
4. Statement of Purpose explaining "Why I want to be a Teacher" (250 words)
5. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
6. Notarized Felony Convictions/Mental Capacity Statement Form
7. Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) passing scores (the scores are sent directly to the Education Department)
8. Personal interview
9. Successful Completion of a background check