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Information Technology, Graduate Endorsement

Graduate Endorsement

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Get the same diploma as on campus students

The online Information Technology, Graduate Endorsement is designed for individuals who are interested in the computer science aspect of instructional technology.

The Information Technology Graduate Endorsement focuses on:  

  • Teaching methodologies
  • Programming techniques
  • System administration skills

This program will provide a strong foundation for individuals who are working in:

  • Information technology areas related to schools
  • Multimedia
  • Web design specialists
  • Individuals interested in more of a technology focus area of instruction
  • Business professionals who train or support end-users

For certified teachers, this track will lead to a supplemental endorsement in Information Technology, which allows recipients to teach programming and web design courses in K-12 schools. For non-teachers, this track does not lead to the initial teaching certificate but it does allow for flexibility in course selection and inclusion of additional computer science and information technology courses.

All the classes that are taken for the Information Technology track apply towards the Instructional Technology, MS Ed with a concentration in Instructional Technology degree.

More about the Instructional Technology, MS Ed program:

The University of Nebraska at Kearney also offers the Instructional Technology, MS Ed. Concentration areas within the degree program allows students to customize their program to their professional needs.

Concentrations include:

  • Information Technology
  • Instructional Technology
  • Leadership in Instructional Technology
  • School Librarian

This program is accredited by National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
This program has been ranked by US News and World Report for excellence in online education

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 enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 2.75 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. A license/certificate required

    Teacher Certification

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admission .
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee.

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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
July 10
Spring Semester
November 10
Summer Session
April 10

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TE 877 or CSIT 840P

Course Number:

Students choose either TE 877 Developing Web-based Educational Environments or CSIT 840P Client-side Web Application Development

CSIT 834PInformation Technology Teaching Methods3

Course Number: CSIT 834P

This course will include information technology curriculum development and instruction, with a focus on applying programming concepts to K-12 education. Intended only for Teachers. Cannot be applied toward any other Computer Science and Information Technology Major or Minor.

CSIT 848PSystem Administration 3

Course Number: CSIT 848P

This course provides an overview of how to manage a server and its users. Topics include but not limited to installing server operating system, creating user and group accounts, setting up policies, adding and configuring devices and drivers, managing data storage, setting up security evaluating performance, trouble shooting and virtualization.

CSIT 858PComputer Security3

Course Number: CSIT 858P

This course provides an overview of security issues associated with the development and deployment of information systems. Topics include authentication, encryption, firewalls, security standards and protocols, attack prevention, detection and recovery.

TE 810Design and Development of Instruction3

Course Number: TE 810

This course focuses on the principles of instructional design and how to apply these principles in instructional development projects. The course utilizes a systems approach to the instructional design process by focusing on a series of interrelated procedures and techniques to design, develop, implement and evaluate instruction for diverse learners. Formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use of resulting data to inform learning and teaching will be emphasized.

TE 825PDatabase Systems3

Course Number: TE 825P

This course is a comprehensive study of multi-user database concepts. The relational model and relational database management systems along with proper database design will be emphasized. The normalization process and the various normal forms will be covered. Internet database applications are introduced. SQL will serve as the standard language for database manipulation. Several current database management systems will be introduced and will serve as the sample DBMSs for implementation of the course material.

TE 868Copyright, Fair Use and Ethics3

Course Number: TE 868

This course focuses on the ethical use of copyrighted material and Fair Use Guidelines as they relate to education and business training.

TE 886PTechnology Tools for Teachers3

Course Number: TE 886P

This course will focus on using technologies in an instructional environment with an emphasis on ethical, human, legal and social issues, methods and skills appropriate to planning and designing learning environments and instructional management methodologies using appropriate materials, methods, resources and curricula for integrating technology.

TE 891Field Experiences in Instructional Technology3

Course Number: TE 891

This course will provide field experiences for students pursuing the instructional technology program. Basis of the experience will be decided upon between the student and the advisor.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $309.00
  • Fees: $56.25
  • Total: $365.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $927.00
  • Fees: $168.75
  • Total: $1095.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $435.00
  • Fees: $56.25
  • Total: $491.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1305.00
  • Fees: $168.75
  • Total: $1473.75
Note: Additional fees may be assessed based on an enrolled course. 

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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.

  • Flexibility

    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.

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