University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Family & Consumer Sciences Education
P-12 Educational Administration
Special Education (MA)
Special Education (MEd)
German Language Education
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Accomplished professionals from across the nation and world interact extensively within a curriculum that builds depth of knowledge and expertise. Courses are instructed by faculty experienced in educational administration and curriculum as both practitioners and researchers. Interaction through discussions, journals, blogs, wikis as well as presentations and group projects are all embedded in the professional work life of students.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited No
Grad programs TEAC accredited Yes
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. Yes
Ed.D. Yes
Online master's in education degree programs 5
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Supervision
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 126


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 47 full-time; 24 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 94% full-time; 63% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 40
Average experience teaching online courses 6 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 27 full-time; 32 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 40
Maximum class size 40

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 10 years

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