Program Goals

Be a principal that promotes the success and well-being of every student by:

• Sharing a vision of learning and continuous improvement
• Developing and sustaining a culture that embraces rigorous curriculum, effective instructional practices and systemic accountability
• Valuing and promoting equity of opportunity, culturally responsive practices and attention to the development of the whole child
• Managing the organization, operations and resources
• Providing a safe, efficient and effective learning environment
• Hiring and developing effective staff who build positive relationships and collaborates with colleagues, families and community
• Acting with fairness and integrity with a high level of professional ethics

• Advocating for policies that promote equity and excellence in support of the school vision


Prepare to become a National Board Certified Teacher and deepen your thinking and increase your use of effective practices that results in:

• A renewed commitment to students and their learning
• A great knowledge of the subject you teach and how to teach the subject to students
• Improved management and monitoring of student learning
• Systematically thinking about your practice and learning from experiences

• Leadership and enhanced collaboration skills with members of the learning community


Midland University and the Master of Education program are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Our programs are also approved by the Nebraska State Board of Education.

A Brief History of Midland University

Founded in 1883, Midland University is the product of college and church mergers. Midland College was established at Atchison, Kansas, by the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church on September 15, 1887. The name Midland College was selected because of its central location in the United States.

In 1919, the college moved to Fremont, Nebraska. The Fremont property had previously been called Fremont Normal School and Business College. In 1962, Midland merged with Luther Junio College (founded in Wahoo, Nebraska, in 1883). Midland College then became Midland Lutheran College, and finally, in 2010, Midland Lutheran College was re-founded as Midland University to facilitate consolidation around areas of strength and greater expansion into graduate-level education.