Skilled and Technical Sciences Teaching Option

Skilled and Technical Sciences Teaching Option

Skilled and Technical Sciences students

Learn teaching methods while taking experiential learning courses in welding, auto mechanics, engineering and more. Become a Nebraska secondary school teacher with an endorsement in Skilled and Technical Sciences (STS).

Completion of the 60 credit-hour requirement in the Skilled and Technical Sciences 2 + 2 Teaching Option at UNL, along with the completion of an associate of science degree within a post-secondary institution with a 2 + 2 agreement, will allow you to complete a BS degree in agricultural education with a Skilled and Technical Sciences endorsement from UNL.

The program is an agreement between the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) and community college systems in Nebraska. The 2+2 program enables a student to complete 60 semester hours at a community college and earn an associate of science degree that transfers to the University of Nebraska--Lincoln (UNL). Please go to the CASNR Transfer page to view the program student packets from UNL and participating community colleges.

Course equivalents have been identified between UNL and most Nebraska post-secondary institutions. Please go to the Transfer Course Equivalencies page to get a list of current course equivalents between NCTA or a community college and the University of Nebraska--Lincoln.

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Quick Points
College: College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Degree Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication
Hours Required 120
Minor Available No
Transfer Programs

What You'll Learn

Graduates of agricultural leadership, education and communication – Skilled and Technical Sciences Option will be able to:

  • Understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
  • Understand how children learn and develop and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development.
  • Understand how students differ in their approaches to learning and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
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  • Understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student’s development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  • Use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  • Use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  • Plan instruction based upon knowledge of subject manner, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
  • Understand and use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.
  • Be a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
  • Foster relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students’ learning and well-being.

Career Outlook

  • Nebraska secondary school teacher with an endorsement in Skilled and Technical Sciences (STS)