Transcript Submission

Effective December 01, 2016, the new email address to use when sending Official E-Transcripts to the Nebraska Department of Education is Bethina.Garrett@nebraska.gov please update your records accordingly.

ANY transcript that is sent to the Carolyn.hauser@nebraska.gov email address after December 01, 2016, will not be received by the Nebraska Department of Education

TRANSCRIPTS

If you are required to submit transcripts, please use one (1) of the options listed below:

1. Sending Official E-Transcripts: E-Transcripts can ONLY be sent to our office by the Registrar’s Office at your college or university. The Registrar’s office will require that you provide them with an email address; the email address to provide them with is Bethina.Garrett@nebraska.gov Transcripts that have not been sent by the institution will not be accepted.

2. Mail in Official Transcripts: The mailing address to use if sending transcripts by regular mail is: Nebraska Department of Education, Teacher Certification, 301 Centennial Mall South, PO Box 94987, Lincoln, NE 68509

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SPED Five Skills – Narrative

Writing & Submitting a Narrative for the Special Education Training Requirement

 Your narrative must be affirmed and/or validated by the signature of a supervisor who is familiar with your employment experience. Your narrative will need substantially more detail than the example below. At least one page will need to be written for each skill

 

Five Skills Required for the Special Education Training Requirement

  • _ Knowledge of the exceptional needs of the disabilities defined under the Special Education Act. These are caused by physical, sensory, or intellectual impairment, inappropriate behavior, learning disabilities, and/or speech/language impairment;
  • _ Knowledge of the major characteristics of each disability in order to recognize its existence in children;
  • _ Knowledge of various alternatives for providing the least restrictive environment for children with disabilities;
  • _ Knowledge of methods of teaching students with disabilities in the regular classroom; and
  • _ Knowledge of pre-referral alternatives; referral systems; multidisciplinary team responsibilities; the individualized education plan process, and the placement process.

Format to Use When Writing the Narrative

 The following is an abbreviated example of an acceptable format for writing a narrative which will verify the SPED skills that have been met through employment experience. The narrative for each skill should be approximately one typed page.

 

First skill: Knowledge of the exceptional needs of the disabilities defined under the Special Education Act. These are caused by physical, sensory, or intellectual impairment, inappropriate behavior, learning disabilities, and/or speech/language impairment;

I have taught in three different schools over the last fourteen years and during that time I have seen all the disabilities in one form or another, and the various ways schools have attempted to address them. In my own classes I have learned “on the job” how to work effectively with students with mental limitations, learning disabilities and behavior disturbances .While I am not an expert in this area, I have achieved the competency and confidence needed to teach special needs students and to work with special education teachers. I have gained great understanding of these children and their families and siblings.

 

Second skill: Continue with each skill as indicated above.

 

Sign your name and include your social security number.

 

REQUIRED VERIFICATION AND SIGNATURE

Having personal knowledge of (NAME) employment experiences, I hereby verify that the above statements are true to the best of my knowledge.

SIGNATURE WITH TITLE OR RELATIONSHIP

 

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HUMAN RELATIONS – NARRATIVE SIX SKILLS

Writing a Narrative for the Human Relations Training Requirement

 

VERIFICATION OF SKILLS THROUGH EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

 

Your narrative must be affirmed or validated by the signature of a supervisor who is familiar with your employment experience. The narrative must be at least one detailed typed page for each skill. Each skill must be addressed from the stand point of what you specifically have done to acquire the skill.

 

Six Skills Required for the Human Relations Training Requirement

  1. An awareness and understanding of the values, lifestyles, contributions, and history of a pluralistic society;
  2. The ability to recognize and deal with dehumanizing biases, including but not limited to, sexism, racism, prejudice, and discrimination, and an awareness of the impact such biases have on interpersonal relations;
  3. The ability to translate knowledge of human relations into attitudes, skills, and techniques which result in favorable experiences for students;
  4. The ability to recognize the ways in which dehumanizing biases may be reflected in instructional materials;
  5. Respect for human dignity and individual rights; and
  6. The ability to relate effectively to other individuals and to groups in a pluralistic society other than the teacher’s own.

The following is an abbreviated example of an acceptable format for writing a narrative, which will verify the HRT skills have been met through employment experience.

SAMPLE

First Skill:

An awareness and understanding of the values, lifestyles, contributions, and history of a pluralistic society; When Alpha School closed due to depopulation, and other demographic factors, I transferred to Beta School, which served a widely diverse population of the city. Faculty was highly dedicated to the 65% minority students. I was impressed immediately that the faculty addressed student needs without favoritism of some racial/cultural type that I had expected. I learned there are special skills needed to address the minority needs while preserving self-image and I learned these from my fellow faculty at Beta. The cultural sensitivities of American Indian children were especially revealing to me. Some of the learned special skills which I implemented in the classroom are ………

 

Second Skill:

Continue with each skill as indicated above.

 

Sign your name and include your social security number.

 

REQUIRED VERIFICATION AND SIGNATURE

Having personal knowledge of (NAME) EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCES, I hereby verify that the above statements are true to the best of my knowledge

 

SIGNATURE WITH TITLE OR RELATIONSHIP

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Human Relations Skills Requirement

(REQUIRED FOR ANY CERTIFICATE) 

Human relations training is required by Nebraska statute for any person seeking certification in Nebraska.

Check Teacher Certification Records to see if this requirement is listed as Approved

This requirement can be met by the following options:

IF…
you have taken one of the pre-approved courses, after 1985 …

THEN…
submit an official transcript with the approved course underlined or circled.

OR

IF…
you have taken a course to meet Nebraska’s Human Relations Training requirement at a state approved teacher education institution and the course does not appear on the list of pre-approved courses

THEN…
submit an official transcript, a course description and syllabus of the course for review.

OR

IF…
you have not completed an approved course, but have employment experiences which provided an opportunity to acquire the six skills to meet the Human Relations Training requirement…..

THEN…
verify acceptable employment experiences in which the required six skills were obtained by writing a narrative that addresses each of the six skills.

OR

IF…
you have not meet this requirement …

THEN…
If you meet all other requirements for issuance of any type of certificate, and have not previously held a temporary certificate, you are eligible for a temporary certificate.   

NOTE: The Temporary Certificate valid for SIX MONTHS will be issued if this requirement has not been met.

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Supporting Forms

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Adding Endorsements (Areas of Specialization)

APPLICATION PROCESS TO ADD AN ENDORSEMENT TO A REGULAR NEBRASKA EDUCATOR’S CERTIFICATE IS AS FOLLOWS:

  1. Complete an online application located in the bottom left hand corner of our home page
  2. Pay the nonrefundable application fee indicated on the application.
  3. IF applying for the FULL endorsement, an institutional verification Form MUST be completed by the Certification Officer at the approved teacher education institution where the approved program was completed
  4. Forward OFFICIAL transcripts indicating the coursework completed for the approved program
  5. Effective September 1, 2015, Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II) will be required for those seeking an initial endorsement on a Nebraska certificate
  6. To Add a Provisional Endorsement, Fifty percent (50%) or more of the program must have already been completed in order to place the provisional endorsement on a valid regular Nebraska certificate; AND OFFICIAL transcripts of the coursework completed thus far, are also required. The Added PROVISIONAL Endorsement Form MUST be completed and signed by an authorized certification official of the teacher training institution where the program is being completed.

    The Provisional Endorsement is valid for three years expiring on August 31st of the third year following issuance. This endorsement is not renewable.

  7. To Add the “generic” Provisional Special Education Endorsement – Completion of at least six (6) semester hours in special education that is recognized by an approved teacher education institution is required. In addition to the Application for a Nebraska Educator’s Certificate and fee, submit the following: the SPED Added PROVISIONAL Endorsement Form signed by the Certification Officer at the approved teacher education institution where you will be completing a program in special education; the Affirmation of Eligibility form signed by you and the Superintendent of the employing school; and official transcripts indicating completion of at least six (6) semester hours in special education as described above.

    The “generic” Provisional Special Education endorsement is valid for one year expiring on August 31st of the year following issuance. This endorsement can be renewed twice by completing a minimum of nine semester hours of approved coursework.

Should questions or concerns arise regarding this process, please feel free to contact the Teacher Certification office at (402) 471-0739 OR nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov.

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Certificate Renewals

ONLINE APPLICATION
For ALL Educators Including Renewal, Added Endorsement, New Degrees or Certificates With Deficiencies

SHORT FORM CERTIFICATE RENEWAL
The Short Form Portal that is used for RENEWAL of certificates is now CLOSED. The portal will re-open on February 01, 2018. 
 

Renewal Notices will be mailed out on February 21, 2017.

Instructions To Renew a Teacher Certificate/Permit

Instructions To Renew an Administrative Certificate

Instructions To Renew a Special Services Certificate/Permit

EMail Address
nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov

WHAT IS MY MOST RECENT CERTIFICATE?

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