12 months
16374 USD/year
16374 USD/year
7752 USD/year
Tuition fee
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For candidates who hold a current teaching certificate, the Literacy program from the University of Nebraska Omaha leads to eligibility for an added PK-12 Reading Specialist endorsement. The Nebraska Department of Education requires two years contracted teaching experience at time of endorsement and successful Praxis II.


Vision Statement

The Literacy program at the University of Nebraska Omaha focuses on literacy pedagogy. During the program candidates will expand their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Ability to apply research in reading and writing to teaching
  • Skills for working with struggling readers and writers in PK-12 settings
  • Leadership skills to work with students and their teachers in literacy
  • Understanding components of students’ diversity as readers and writers
  • Using various types of literature to increase students’ skills as readers and writers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories, Models, and Practices of Literacy
  • Principles and Practices for Teaching Readers
  • Assessments and Interventions - Elementary
  • Assessment and Intervention - Secondary
  • Teaching the Language Arts
  • Children's Literature and Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • A valid teaching certificate or statement of interest in/evidence of work or research with children, youth, or adults in teaching and learning environments.
  • UNO College of Education's "Personal and Professional Fitness" form
  • International students who do not expect to teach in the US may be eligible for admission.
  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.
  • Complete an application & upload requirements.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 (U.S. dollars) is required.
  • Submit official transcripts and test scores.
  • Submit financial requirements for I-20 processing.
  • Submit final degree evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16374 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16374 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16374 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7752 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7752 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Omaha

985 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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