Graduate Programs & Scholarships

Ƶ Graduate Program and Scholarship Opportunities

Ƶ Public Ƶ offers teachers several options to continue their education. The new Ƶ Graduate Program, in partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, provides teachers the opportunity to earn their Master's of Curriculum & Instruction - Elementary Education degree at a significantly reduced price. We also offer PK-12 certificated staff select courses as additional graduate hours, including those wishing to take coursework for +39 credit.

Scholarships are also offered to teachers working towards a degree, endorsement or certificate in high needs areas. This may include: AP/Dual Enrollment/Early College, Math, Reading, Science, Gifted (HAL), ELL, and Special Education.

The Ƶ Graduate Program

to review the program.

Superintendent Approved Courses

for information on the Superintendent Approved Graduate Courses.

Click here to access the Human Resources documents to access information.


UNO Scholarshipand Application – eligibility information is on the under “Application for UNO Co-Teaching Scholarship tab”.This is offered for the Spring & Summer semesters only. To submit the application, click the eScholarship Application button below.

2023-2024Local, State & Federal Grant Assistance Scholarship Application and MEA Negotiated Agreement Funds Scholarship Application

Deadlines for all applications are as follows (must be received by date listed):

  • Fall 2023(Title IIA/MEA Only) - Wednesday, October 18, 2023(Closed)
  • Spring 2024- Wednesday, January 17, 2024(Closed)
  • Summer 2024- Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Excellence in Teaching Act

TheEnhancing Excellence in Teaching Program (EETP)provides a limited number of forgivable loans to Nebraska teachers enrolled in an eligible graduate program at a Nebraska institution. Eligible students may apply on an annual basis for funds of $175 per credit hour, up to a maximum of $3,000. Students can apply for EETP loans annually for up to five (5) consecutive years. Eligible graduate coursework includes classes that begin during the period of July 1, 2023 through June 30, view the information flier. Or visit the EETP page on the Nebraska Teacher Education web site at: