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Shanna Opfer

Assistant Professor of Education, Elementary Education Director

Department of Education

Shanna Opfer began teaching part time at Concordia in the fall of 2005 and full time in 2011. She teaches several core education classes that all students in the program take and also works directly with elementary education program students during their student teaching semester.

 

Shanna Opfer's Academic Programs

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    Teaching Endorsements

    Concordia University, Nebraska offers many teaching endorsements online with our graduate education programs that meet Nebraska state requirements Through nationally accredited curricula developed by experienced practitioners, you will gain knowledge, skills and tools needed to advance your career in education. 

    Teaching Endorsements

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    Art Education

    A degree in art education from Concordia University, Nebraska gives you a broad range of skills with studio- and design-based courses that provide models for both learning and leading in a classroom. Coupled with course work in art history, you will gain exposure to a variety of media, technology, and art methods, all of which prepare you to be an art educator in a classroom or any number of other settings.

    Art Education

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    Elementary Education

    As an elementary educator, you are certified to teach children in kindergarten through sixth grade. You will typically spend the day with the same group of students, teaching them foundational skills in a wide variety of subjects. The liberal arts education you will receive at Concordia University, Nebraska, along with subject-specific methodology courses in the education department, will prepare you to be an outstanding elementary school teacher.

    Elementary Education

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    Middle Level Education

    The middle level education program at Concordia Nebraska connects theory with practice to prepare graduates to teach grades 5 through 9 in both self-contained and departmentalized classrooms. As a middle level education major, you will choose from among math, science, social sciences and language arts and have the opportunity to add a second subject from those or Spanish, physical education and ELL/ESL, allowing your passion for teaching to connect with your subject-area passions, which you can share with your students.

    Middle Level Education

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    Secondary Education

    With a degree in secondary education from Concordia University, Nebraska, you will be equipped to teach grades 7-12, encouraging intellectual and emotional growth at a critical time in the lives of your students. You’ll engage in rich coursework, collaborate with faculty and gain invaluable experience first shadowing a professional teacher and then teaching in your own high school classroom.

    Secondary Education