Erika Bruening

Faculty/Staff profile

Visiting Instructor, Department of Education
Smith Curtis 124
Office hours: 

Fall 2013 semester: Wednesdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm; other times by appointment


I enjoy teaching in the Education department at Nebraska Wesleyan University. I assisted in designing the undergraduate and graduate ESL certification programs. In addition to teaching at Nebraska Wesleyan, I also teach graduate-level courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and my full time position involves teaching high school.


Doctor of Education, Educational Studies, Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning - University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2012
Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction - Doane College, Crete, NE, 2008
Bachelor of Arts, English, Music - Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 2004

Certified to teach English grades 7-12, & English as a Second Language

Courses taught: 

EDUC 150: Introduction to Instructing English language learners
EDUC 250: Curriculum and Assessment for English language learners
EDUC 251: Methods for teaching English language learners

Course schedule: 

Fall 2013:

EDUC 150: Introduction to instructing English language learners

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 8:50 pm

Research and academic interests: 

Multicultural Education; English language learners; School policy; Practitioner knowledge