Nebraska - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
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In order to become a certified teacher in Nebraska, an applicant must hold at least a bachelor's degree, have completed an approved teacher preparation program, and have passed the required certification examination.


In addition to the requirements in section 79-808, the maximum which the board may require for the issuance of any entry-level certificate or permit shall be that the applicant (1) has a baccalaureate degree that qualifies for a certificate to teach, (2) has satisfactorily completed, within two years of the date of application, an approved program at a standard institution of higher education, (3) has satisfactorily demonstrated basic skills competency, (4) has special education training, (5) has earned college credit in an approved program, at a standard institution of higher education, for which endorsement is sought, and (6) has paid a nonrefundable fee to the department as provided in section 79-810.

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