As a member of the Big Ten and in service of the Nebraska land-grant mission, the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education offers world-class research opportunities focused on innovative education research and practice with wide-ranging and impactful outcomes. We work in service of all professional educators at all stages of their careers and offer programs that generate educators, researchers, and leaders who foster research-grounded ideas to improve the human condition across all educational settings. This department cultivates connections across and engagement with faculty whose individual and collective expertise is integrated in the areas listed below.

Curriculum and Teacher Education
Focus on teacher preparation or professional development, e.g., curriculum studies, philosophy and ethics of education, mentoring and teacher induction, teacher identities, professional learning communities, education across all settings

Innovative Learning Technologies
Focus on learning and instructional technology as well as digital literacies

Language, Literacy, and Culture
Focus in the teaching and learning of language, literacies, and intercultural communication (e.g., multiculturalism, multilingualism, and migration; foreign language, ESL/ELL/EFL, reading, literacy studies, English education, social studies, arts and humanities, etc.)

Educational Policy and Reform
Focus educational policy, school reform, critical pedagogy, and social theory, e.g., multicultural education, service-learning, comparative and international education, social justice education, etc.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Focus teaching, learning, and research in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics – STEM

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Department Information: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education: Faculty Publications

Talks and Presentations: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

The Nebraska Educator: A Student-Led Journal