Department of Education

Effective Leaders in the Jesuit Tradition

Contact Information

Eppley Building, Room 450
2500 California Plaza,
Omaha, NE 68178-0106

Phone: 402.280.2820
Fax: 402.280.1117

Twitter: @Teach_CU

Facebook: @TeachCU


We empower teachers, administrators, and counselors to transform the lives of their students by preparing graduates to be compassionate and effective leaders in the Jesuit tradition.

11:1 student-to-faculty ratio; 100% full-time faculty with doctoral degree; 750 hours of fieldwork for candidates; 3.72 average GPA for teacher candidates; 100% average pass rate for exams; 8 Alice Buffet Teacher award winners


In the Jesuit tradition, we graduate women and men who build a better world by living and leading according to these charisms:

  • Reflective practice (contemplation in action),
  • Care for others (cura personalis),
  • Promotion of service, justice, and inclusive community (men and women for and with others),
  • Sharing gifts for the greater good and the greater glory of God (magis, ad majorem Dei gloriam).

Marks of Distinction

We will be known for:

  • Placing the Jesuit charisms and Ignatian pedagogy at the center of all coursework.
  • Emphasizing social justice so that our graduates are formed to lead in highly diverse schools.
  • Providing specialized preparation so that our graduates are ready to serve students with diverse needs and backgrounds in P-12 schools.
  • Providing specialized preparation for those who wish to serve in Catholic schools.