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Teacher Education Degrees

Grace University Christian Teaching degree programs in Omaha NE exist to develop servant leaders within the education profession through excellence in biblically integrated instruction and student-focused service learning.

From its distinguished faculty to its state-of-the-art facilities to its timely, relevant course content, the Teacher Education Department continually demonstrates its profound commitment to providing a best-in-class, state-certified, and Christ-centered teacher preparation program.

The Teacher Education Department offers bachelor and master-level degrees in Education. The teacher preparation programs have a standard approval status with the Nebraska Department of Education. The goal of these programs is to prepare teacher candidates in defined areas of endorsement who meet the certification requirements of the Nebraska Department of Education as well as the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

As part of the Teacher Education curriculum, Grace Teacher Education graduates:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation of the philosophy, history, and operation of the private and public school, especially of the private Christian school.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the subject areas in which one will be instructing students.
  • Show familiarity with current curriculum, methods, and materials essential for a new teacher within the scope of the teacher‘s endorsement area.
  • Demonstrate the necessary teaching strategies and skills, management techniques, and personal attitudes normally expected of a successful new teacher consistent with the 10 Principles of Assessment established by INTASC.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, a concern for, and a desire to teach students.
  • Fulfill the objectives of the Biblical Studies Department.
  • Fulfill the objectives of the General Education Department.
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English Language Learning (ELL)

Completing the 15 credits of online coursework for an English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching endorsement gives current and prospective educators a flexible learning option that facilitates their success with English Language Learners (ELL) in diverse classrooms, improves their marketability, and increases their earning potential.

Here’s what you can expect from the English Language Learning programs at Grace University:

    • Online classes run concurrently for 15 weeks.
    • Class sizes are kept small to increase student-instructor interaction and to foster community.
    • Student-centered learning incorporates diverse activities—written assignments and projects, class discussion boards, and textbook reading—to ensure the highest-quality preparation.
    • Instructors bring not only their professional expertise, but also a unique, faith-based approach to their subjects.

A supplemental endorsement is offered at both the undergraduateand the graduate levels.