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Institutions are required, on an annual basis, to submit NDE Form 20-004, Application for Approval for Specific Programs of Educator Preparation. In addition, institutions are responsible for including Rule 24 matrices for all new and revised endorsement areas to their Educator Preparation Program with the 20-004 form. The files listed below contain the matrices.

If you experience problems opening any of the documents, please contact Karen Buller at 402-471-4837 or Any other questions may be directed to Pat Madsen at 402-471-4863 or

New for August 2012

2014-2015 Nebraska Approved Program Report 20-004
Instructions for the 2015-2016 Application for Approval form-available in 2015
2015-2016 Application for Approval for Specific Programs of Educator Preparation
20-004 Form - availble in 2015

Proposed Endorsements for August 2015 Matrices
Coming Soon

When these matrices are posted in January 2015 or after, they will be marked DRAFT until Rule 24 is officially approved. You will not have to re-do any draft versions you complete prior to their approval unless there are changes made during the approval process. For current redline versions see the Rule 24 Endorsement Status page.

Special Education Supervisor (new Administrative endorsement)

Special Education:  Secondary Transition Specialist (Supplemental—formerly Special Services endorsement)

Special Education:  Behavior Intervention Specialist (change to Supplemental — formerly Subject)

Special Education:  Visual Impairment

Special Education:  Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Subject) – (Field is eliminated from Rule 24)

Coaching (Supplemental)

Special Education:  Early Intervention Specialist (new Supplemental endorsement)

Audiologist (Special Services)

Special Education:  Functional Academic Skills and Independent Living Specialist (Supplemental; replaces SPED:  Severe/Multiple Disorders)

School Nurse (Special Services)

Special Education:  Inclusion and Collaboration Specialist (Supplemental; replaces SPED:  Learning Disabilities)

Administrative Endorsement Matrices

Curriculum Supervisor



Teaching Endorsement Matrices

Adapted Physical Education

Agricultural Education



American Sign Language (Subject)

American Sign Language (Supplemental)

Assessment Leadership

Basic Business

Bilingual Education


BMIT (Business, Marketing and Information Technology)


Coaching Updated for 2015 - see above

Cooperative Education - Diversified Occupations

Driver Education

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Inclusive - formerly ECE Unified

Earth and Space Science


Elementary Education

English Language Arts - Formerly Language Arts English as a Second Language

English - Grandfathered in 2014 - matrix no longer used, becomes Secondary English

General Art

Family and Consumer Sciences



Health Occupations

Health and Physical Education


High Ability Education

Industrial Technology Education


Instructional Technology Leadership

Information Technology

Journalism and Media Education

Instrumental Music


Middle Grade Education


Physical Education


Political Science


Reading and Writing

Reading Specialist

Religious Education

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
School Counselor

School Librarian


Secondary English

Skilled and Technical Science Social Science



Speech and Theatre - Removed in 2014


Vocal Music

Vocational Special Needs

World Language


Special Education Teaching Endorsement Matrices

Behaviorally DisorderedUpdated for 2015 - see above

Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Field)To be eliminated for 2015

Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Subject)Updated for 2015 - see above

Early Childhood Special Education

Learning DisabilitiesUpdated for 2015 renamed Inclusion & Collaboration Specialist - see above

Special Education - formerly SPED Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Preschool Disabilities - Removed in 2014

Severe / Multiple DisabilitiesUpdated for 2015 renamed Functional Academic Skills & Independent Living Specialist - see above

School Psychologist

Speech Language Pathologist

Visual ImpairmentUpdated for 2015 - see above


Special Services Endorsement Matrices

Special Services Coaching

Educational Audiologist Updated for 2015 renamed Audiologist - see above

School Nurse Updated for 2015 - see above

School Transition Specialist Updated for 2015 renamed Secondary Transition Specialist moved to Supplemental Special Education endorsement - see above


Annual Board Approval Report Archive

Rule 20 - Regulations for the Approval of Teacher Education Programs - 2014

Rule 24 - Regulations for Certificate Endorsements - 2014
Guidelines for use with Rule 24 -2014
Rule 24 Endorsement Status Updates

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