The Midland M.Ed.

Be a teacher-leader in your school. 
Take advantage of this incredible opportunity and apply now
.

National Board Certified Teacher Preparation

Classes & Curriculum

Learn and lead in the world with purpose.

Enjoy flexible schedules with two in-person meetings during
each eight-week class along with online discussions, allowing for timely feedback from peers and instructors. 

Apply by May 15, 2018
Classes Start in June

Collaborating with like-minded individuals focused on a common goal and the support of an academic cohort will be most beneficial throughout the certification process.

Angela Mosier
Westside High School Math Teacher
2013 Nebraska Teacher of the Year

 

Be a teacher-leader in your school.
 
Take advantage of this incredible 

opportunity and apply now. 

Learn and lead in the world with purpose.

Learn and lead in the world with purpose.

Collaborating with like-minded individuals focused on a common goal and the support of an academic cohort will be most beneficial throughout the certification process.

Angela Mosier
Westside High School Math Teacher
2013 Nebraska Teacher of the Year

 

Classes meet in-person twice per each eight-week class with online coursework between.
Midland University Omaha is conveniently located at 114th & Dodge. 


YEAR 1 
EDU520:
 Education Law and Governance (3 Credits)
EDU521: Societal Frameworks in Education (3 Credits)
EDU522: Transformational Leadership (3 Credits)
EDU523: Continuous School Improvement (3 Credits)
EDU524: Action Research and School Improvement (3 Credits)
EDU525: Trends in Curriculum, Instructions, 
                 Assessment, & Programming (3 Credits)

YEAR 2 
EDU630:
 Introduction to NBPTS Candidacy (3 Credits)
EDU631: Effective Teaching (3 Credits)
EDU632: Mid-Capstone - Portfolio (3 Credits)
EDU633: Leading through Coaching (3 Credits)
EDU634: Content Study (3 Credits)
EDU698: Capstone Presentation (3 Credits)

Enjoy flexible schedules with two in-person meetings at Midland University Omaha (114th & Dodge) during each eight-week class along with online discussions, allowing for timely feedback from peers and instructors.

YEAR 1 

EDU520: Education Law and Governance 
(3 Credits)

EDU521: Societal Frameworks in Education
(3 Credits)

EDU522: Transformational Leadership
(3 Credits)

EDU523: Continuous School Improvement
(3 Credits)

EDU524: Action Research and School Improvement (3 Credits)

EDU525: Trends in Curriculum, Instructions, Assessment, and Programming (3 Credits)


YEAR 2 

EDU630: Introduction to NBPTS Candidacy 

(3 Credits)

EDU631: Effective Teaching (3 Credits)

EDU632: Mid-Capstone - Portfolio (3 Credits)

EDU633: Leading Through Coaching 

(3 Credits)

EDU634: Content Study (3 Credits)

EDU698: Capstone Presentation 
(3 Credits)

Classes & Curriculum

In partnership with Omaha Public Schools
Midland University is proud to offer you an opportunity to earn your Master of Education and become a National Board Certified Teacher.

Application Next Steps

STEP ONE: Fill out the OPS Application Form

STEP TWO: Fill out the Midland M.Ed. Application Form.

STEP THREE: Upload your cover letter, résumé, and written question responses.

STEP FOUR: Send us your official transcripts.

Step Three: Cover Letter + Résumé

Applicants should submit an updated résumé, and a written cover letter, introducing themselves by answering the questions below:

  • In what capacity do you serve students and/or educators? List your educational experiences, both past and present.
     
  • What key experiences and people have most impacted your teaching and learning?

  •  What are your aspirations for your continued work in the education profession?

Step Three: Written Response Questions

Your writing will be shared with the instructors of the Masters of Education program so that they may become more familiar with you. Please write your answers in single-spaced paragraph style, with a 12-point readable font. Limit your four responses to no more than three pages, and please number and include each question before your response. 

  • Share one professional resource you find most useful in your current teaching and why?

  • Consider what you know about effective leadership in schools. Tell us about the leadership skills you will bring to a cohort of educators.

  • Locate a professional periodical/journal article that you find significant in your current practice. Summarize its content and reflect on its importance. Feel free to respectfully challenge or question the author(s). Locate and share specific quotes that hold significance for you, including the parenthetical citations according to APA guidelines. An APA reference should be included at the end of your writing.

Step Four: Official Transcripts

Please send official transcripts showing your bachelor's degree care of:

Midland University Admissions Office
900 North Clarkson
Fremont NE 68025

Electronic transcripts are acceptable, as long as they are officially issued from the registrar of your university. Please send to:

graduate.admissions@midlandu.edu

Why National Board Certification?

Why National Board Certification?

Students learn more. 
A decade of research shows that students of Board-certified teachers learn more than their peers without Board-certified teachers. Studies have also found that the positive impact of having a Board-certified teacher is even greater for minority and low-income students.

Teachers improve their practice. 
Board Certification allows teachers to hone their practice, showcase their talent in the classroom and demonstrate their dedication to their students and their profession.

Demonstrate a commitment to excellence. 
Schools with National Board Certified Teachers are characterized by better teacher morale and retention and increased community involvement. 

According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Learn more here. 

Students learn more. 
A decade of research shows that students of Board-certified teachers learn more than their peers without Board-certified teachers. Studies have also found that the positive impact of having a Board-certified teacher is even greater for minority and low-income students.

 Teachers improve their practice. 
Board Certification allows teachers to hone their practice, showcase their talent in the classroom and demonstrate their dedication to their students and their profession.

Demonstrate a commitment to excellence. 
Schools with National Board Certified Teachers are characterized by better teacher morale and retention and increased community involvement. 

According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Learn more here. 

Application Next Steps

STEP ONE: Fill out the Omaha Public Schools Application Form

All candidates for the OPS-sponsored program must apply and be approved through the district before applying to Midland.

STEP TWO: Fill out the Midland M.Ed. Application Form.

STEP THREE: Upload your cover letter, resume, and written question responses.

STEP FOUR: Send us your official transcripts

 

Step Three: Cover Letter + Résumé

Applicants should submit an updated résumé, and a written cover letter, introducing themselves by answering the questions below:

  • In what capacity do you serve students and/or educators? List your educational experiences, both past and present.
     
  • What key experiences and people have most impacted your teaching and learning?

  • What are your aspirations for your continued work in the education profession?

 Written Response Questions

Your writing will be shared with the instructors of the Masters of Education program so that they may become more familiar with you. Please write your answers in single-spaced paragraph style, with a 12-point readable font. Limit your four responses to no more than three pages, and please number and include each question before your response. 

  • Share one professional resource you find most useful in your current teaching and why?

  • Consider what you know about effective leadership in schools. Tell us about the leadership skills you will bring to a cohort of educators.

  • Locate a professional periodical/journal article that you find significant in your current practice. Summarize its content and reflect on its importance. Feel free to respectfully challenge or question the author(s). Locate and share specific quotes that hold significance for you, including the parenthetical citations according to APA guidelines. An APA reference should be included at the end of your writing.

Step Four: Official Transcripts

Please send official transcripts showing your bachelor's degree care of:

Midland University Admissions Office
900 North Clarkson
Fremont NE 68025

Electronic transcripts are acceptable, as long as they are officially issued from the registrar of your university. 
 Please send to: 
graduate.admissions@midlandu.edu 

 

You have been identified as a teacher-leader in your school. 
Take advantage of this incredible opportunity and apply now.

Join the 1% of Nebraska Teachers who are Nationally Board Certified

Nebraska Certification Statistics
 

Join the 1% of Nebraska Teachers who are 
Nationally Board Certified

11213 Davenport Street, Omaha, NE 68135
graduate.admissions@MidlandU.edu (402) 941-6226

11213 Davenport Street, Omaha, NE 68135
graduate.admissions@MidlandU.edu 
(402) 941-6226