Nebraska - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Authority

Educator Licensure Authority
Policy Type: 

Nebraska's State Board of Education oversees the Nebraska teacher certification process and dictates the requirements needed in order to become certified within the state.


(1) The board shall establish, adopt, and promulgate appropriate rules, regulations, and procedures governing the issuance, renewal, conversion, suspension, and revocation of certificates and permits to teach, provide special services, and administer based upon (a) earned college credit in humanities, social and natural sciences, mathematics, or career and technical education, (b) earned college credit, or its equivalent in professional education, for particular teaching, special services, or administrative assignments, (c) criminal history record information if the applicant has not been a continuous Nebraska resident for five years immediately preceding application for the first issuance of a certificate, (d) human relations training, (e) successful teaching, administration, or provision of special services, and (f) moral, mental, and physical fitness for teaching, all in accordance with sound educational practices. Such rules, regulations, and procedures shall also provide for endorsement requirements to indicate areas of specialization on such certificates and permits.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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