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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

2013-2014 Nebraska Approved Program Report 20-004
Instructions for the 2014-2015 Application for Approval form.
2014-2015 Application for Approval for Specific Programs of Educator Preparation
20-004 Form

Proposed Endorsements for August 2014 Matrices

These 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.

Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Inclusive - formerly ECE Unified
English Language Arts Journalism and Media Education
Reading and Writing Reading Specialist
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Secondary English
Speech Theatre
Special Education - formerly SPED Mild/Moderate Disabilities Early Childhood Special Education
Special Services Coaching  

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)



Cooperative Education - Diversified Occupations

Driver Education

Early Childhood Education - Updated in 2014 - see above

Early Childhood Education Unified - Updated to ECE Inclusive in 2014 - see above

Earth and Space Science


Elementary Education

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

English as a Second Language

Family and Consumer Sciences

General Art



Health and Physical Education

Health Occupations

High Ability Education



Industrial Technology Education

Information Technology

Instructional Technology Leadership

Instrumental Music

Journalism and Mass Communications - Updated to Journalism and Media Education in 2014 - see above

Language Arts - Updated to English Language Arts in 2014 - see above


Middle Grade Education


Physical Education


Political Science


Reading and Writing - Updated in 2014 - see above

Reading Specialist - Updated in 2014 - see above

Religious Education

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) - Updated in 2014 - see above
School Counselor

School Librarian


Secondary English - added in 2014 - see above

Skilled and Technical Science Social Science


Speech - Updated in 2014 - see above

Speech and Theatre - Removed in 2014

Theatre - Updated in 2014 - see above

Vocal Music

Vocational Special Needs

World Language


Special Education Teaching Endorsement Matrices

Behaviorally Disordered

Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Field)

Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Subject)

Early Childhood Special Education - Updated in 2014 - see above

Learning Disabilities

Mild / Moderate - Updated to Special Education in 2014 - see above

Preschool Disabilities - Removed in 2014

Severe / Multiple Disabilities

School Psychologist

Speech Language Pathologist

Visual Impairment


Special Services Endorsement Matrices

Coaching - Updated to Special Services Coaching in 2014 - see above

Educational Audiologist

School Nurse

School Transition Specialist

Speech-Language Technician - No Matrix used


Annual Board Approval Report Archive

Rule 20 - Regulations for the Approval of Teacher Education Programs

Guidelines for use with Rule 20

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

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