Early Childhood Inclusive, Additional Endorsement

Additional Endorsement in Early Childhood Inclusive

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 56
  • $315.00
  • $444.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Early Childhood Inclusive, Additional Endorsement is a unique, high-quality, convenient program for people interested in working with the very youngest population. 

Students choose this program to:

  • Prepare to teach children 0-5 in special education settings and ages 0-8 in regular education settings. 
  • Gain knowledge from faculty expertise in research and teaching children 0-8. 
  • Acquire a knowledgebase, applicable skills, competencies and appropriate practicum experiences. 
  • Benefit from the flexible format of online courses which allow students to complete coursework according to their schedule on the traditional semester basis. 

The program is designed for in-service teachers, assistants in preschools, staff in HeadStart programs and other non-traditional students who are unable to attend regular face-to-face classes at a university.

One of two specializations must be selected:

  • Birth-Kindergarten
  • Age 3-Grade 3

Career Outlook: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs in early childhood education are projected to grow by 7% by 2024, faster than the national average.

Career options: 

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Daycare Teacher
  • In-service Teacher
  • Preschool Assistants 
  • Head Start Program Staff

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.