Guidance Document Index

Educator Preparation

Date Document description
01/30/17Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program Information
01/30/17Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program Definitions
05/10/17Basic Skills/CORE Academic Skills Testing FAQ
  
  
04/10/13NCTE Organizational Policies
03/03/16Title II Reporting Tips for IHEs
03/07/16State Folio Review Manual
06/07/16Content Testing FAQ
08/18/16Content Test Score Requirements
08/31/16Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program Information

 

 

 

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Rules and Guidelines List

NDE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
(TITLE 92, NEBRASKA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE)
RELATED TO EDUCATOR PREPARATION


Rule 20

Regulations for the Approval of Teacher Education Programs 

Rule 21

Issuance of Certificates and Permits to Teach, Counsel, Supervise and Administer in Nebraska Schools 

Rule 22Regulations Governing the Master Teacher Program

Rule 23

Regulations for the Basic Skills Competency Testing of Teachers and Administrators 

Rule 24

Regulations for Certificate Endorsements 

Rule 24 Guidelines

Guidelines Recommended for Use with Rule 24

Rule 25

Regulations Governing the Excellence in Teaching Act 

All Rules & Regulations – Web Access

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USDE Loan Forgiveness Programs

US Department of Education


You may qualify for a grant while you are in school, or you may qualify for loan forgiveness while teaching depending upon the type of student loan you have. Because each federal student loan has very specific requirements and specifications, it is helpful to know the type of loan you received before visiting websites or talking to customer service representatives. If you are unsure about the type of loan you have, contact either the financial aid office of the university/college you attended or the loan guarantor that holds your loan to assist you. The USDE offers grants to students and loan forgiveness to those who teach full-time in a low-income school or in a content shortage area.

 

Loan Forgiveness for Perkins Loans
If you have a loan from the Federal Perkins Loan Program, you might be eligible for loan forgiveness for full-time teaching at a low-income school or in a content shortage area. Check with the school that made your Perkins Loan or visit the USDE Student Aid Information Center web site for more information.

 

Loan Forgiveness for Stafford Loans
If you received a Stafford loan on or after October 1, 1998, and did not have an existing student loan, you might be eligible to have a portion of your loan cancelled. Teacher loan forgiveness for Stafford loans is available to qualifying borrowers who teach in designated low-income schools. Teaching in a content shortage area is not considered for forgiveness of a Stafford loan. The National Student Loan Program (NSLP) and the USDE Student Aid Information Center are available to assist with questions about loan forgiveness for Stafford loans.

 

Search for Low-Income Schools
To be considered a “low-income school,” the school must be in a school district that qualified for federal funds in the year for which the cancellation is sought. Also, more than 30 percent of the school’s enrollment must be made up of children from low-income families.

A listing of designated low-income schools is available from the Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory on the USDE web site. If you have questions regarding the list of schools, please contact the Title I Office of the Nebraska Department of Education at
402-471-2481.

 

Search for Teacher Shortage Areas
If you teach full time in science, mathematics, foreign language, or bilingual education, you qualify for loan forgiveness even if the subject area has not been designated as a shortage area. A listing of designated teacher shortage areas from 1990-2014 is available from the Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing on the USDE web site. 

 

Teach Grant
For qualifying students who intend to teach in a school that serves low-income families. Visit the Teach Grant Web Site.

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Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program

Applications for the 2018-19 award year
(for classes BEGINNING July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)
will be available on this website beginning April 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.


The process for the EETP awards:

  • The institutions send all applications to NDE by June 1.
  • NDE will process the applications and notify all applicants by email with either the contract for recipients to sign, or an explanation of why the applicant did not receive the award.  All applicants will be informed of their status by June 24th.

Excellence in Teaching Act Forgivable Loans

On April 22, 2009, the Excellence in Teaching Act (§§ 79-8,132−79-8,140 R.R.S.) was signed by Governor Heineman revising the existing Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program (for individuals seeking their initial teaching certificate in Nebraska) and authorizing the Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program (for Nebraska teachers enrolled in a graduate program in Nebraska).


Related Information

Additional information about the EETP is available from the documents listed below or by contacting Karen.Buller@nebraska.gov or at 402-471-4837
 
The information presented in the following documents is valid BEGINNING in the 2017-18 award year.

Program Information Sheet
Definitions
2017-2018 Information Flyer
Application Information Sheet

EETP Sample Contracts

Nebraska Teacher Shortage Reports

2016 Excellence in Teaching Act Status Report

Rule 25Regulations Governing the Excellence in Teaching Act2016 version
USDE Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory
– for low income school designation
Very Sparse School Districts in Nebraska


Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program

The Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program (EETP) provides forgivable loans to Nebraska teachers enrolled in an eligible graduate program at an eligible Nebraska institution.

Read an overview of the EETP program through March 1, 2014

Eligible students may apply, on an annual basis, for an EETP loan in an amount of up to $175 per credit hour, or a maximum of $3,000, for coursework that has been identified by the institution as part of the student’s graduate program. In return for receiving an EETP loan, the student agrees to complete the graduate program that s/he is currently enrolled in and maintain full-time employment in an accredited or approved public or private school in Nebraska. If the student meets the loan forgiveness obligations, beginning after the first two years of full-time teaching, loans will be forgiven pursuant to the individuals’ signed contract.

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Quick Resource List

The links below provide access to reports, contact information or additional web sites.


NDE Links

Educator Preparation Programs in Nebraska Links

Content and Basic Skills Test Score Requirements

Course Codes and Clearing Endorsements Pageformerly Appendix D

Educator Effectiveness

Excellence in Teaching Act
Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program and Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program

NACTE – Nebraska Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Meeting Documents

Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE) – Overview Document

Nebraska Master Teacher Program

Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Framework

Nebraska Teacher 1st Year Teacher Survey Analysis

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Qualifications

ETS Praxis Program Update PowerPoint – from 10-2-14 NACTE mtg – Posted 10-31-14

Recommended Forms for IHEs

Teacher Certification

Teacher Shortage Information

Title II – Higher Education Act Quality of Teacher Preparation Reports


External Links

Directory of Postsecondary Institutions in Nebraska
– Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Accredited Schools Online – Online Schools & College List

Nebraska Testing Requirements – ETS.org

Teach in Nebraska – Job Board

US Department of Education


Nebraska Educator Preparation Meetings

UNL Folio Review Information

Creighton University and Hastings College Folio Review Information


NCTE – Rule 24 AD HOC Meetings

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Content and Basic Skills Tests

EDUCATOR PREPARATION TESTING REQUIREMENTS


Testing Information

ETS – Praxis® Nebraska Testing Requirements

ETS – The Praxis® Series Website for Institutions

ETS – The Praxis® Series Website for Nebraska Test Takers

Rule 23 Regulations for the Basic Skills Competency Testing

Praxis® Test Administration Schedule – As of Sep 1, 2017

Praxis® II Nebraska Content Testing Scores Chart

Praxis® II Content Testing FAQ

Basic Skills/Praxis® I CORE Academic Skills Testing FAQ


Candidate Support Resources

Praxis® II (Content Tests)

Study Plans for Praxis® Content Tests

Curriculum Crosswalks for Praxis® Content Tests

Resource List for Specific Praxis® Content Tests

Praxis® I CORE Academic Tests (Basic Skills Testing)

Study Plans for CORE Academic Tests

Math

Reading

Writing

Curriculum Crosswalks for CORE Academic Tests

Math

Reading

Writing

Crosswalk to Kahn Academy Video for CORE Academic Tests

Math

  
Resource List for CORE Academic Tests

Math

  

General Resources

Kahn Academy Website

ETS – Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation Service Website – for cost service

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Information For Institutions

INFORMATION FOR INSTITUTIONS


Bulletin Board

Link to NACTE Meeting Documents posted below in Other Resources – 02-03-15

NE Educator Preparation Meetings List – updated 2-11-16

2014 Version Rule 20 – Implementation Date 8/1/14

2016 Version Rule 24 – Implementation Date 8/1/16 – updated 6-8-16

2017 Version Rule 24 – Implementation Date 8/1/17


Other Resources

Rule 24 Endorsement Status Updates

Rule 24 Guidelines (2017)

NACTE Meeting Documents

Dyslexia Technical Assistance Document

NCATE/CAEP Board of Examiners Training Powerpoint 6-21-12

CAEP InService Meeting Sep 8-9, 2016

CAEP – Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation – Website

Course Codes and Clearing Endorsements Page
(formerly Appendix D)

Directory of Postsecondary Institutions in Nebraska – CCPE Website

ETS InService Meeting 11-4-15

ETS Test Preparation Memo1-13-14

InTASC – Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium – Website

Nebraska Teacher Shortage Reports

PPST/CORE Comparison Chart

U.S. Department of Education

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Rule 24 Endorsement Status

The table below lists the endorsements available for Nebraska certificates. Endorsements move through Ad Hoc Committee for revision, are proposed to NCTE for 1st and 2nd Hearing, and return to NCTE for Final Presentation. Once passed by NCTE the next steps are legal review, State Board of Education (SBOE) approval for public hearing, public hearing, SBOE approval, attorney general and governor signatures.


Table Key

Current Endorsements implemented 8/1/17 – found in Rule 24 Regulations for Certificate Endorsements, and Rule 24 Guidelines Recommended for Use with Rule 24.

View the Rule 24 Endorsement Matrices

Current Status:

  • Proposed NCTE – is ready for 1st and 2nd Hearing at the meeting listed and has a link to the redline version.
  • Final NCTE – means that it is ready for Final Presentation at the meeting listed and has a link to the redline version that was presented at the prior meeting.
  • Passed NCTE – passed at NCTE and has a link MoYr to the redline version from the NCTE meeting.
  • To Governor – completed the public hearing and passed by the State Board, waiting on the Governor and Attorney General signatures.  Has a link Year to the final clean version of the endorsement.

Type

Endorsement

Implemention
Year

Current Status

Administrative Endorsements

Field/Admin

Curriculum Supervisor

2003

 

Field/Admin

Principal

2012

 

Field/Admin

Special Education Supervisor

2015

 

Field/Admin

Superintendent

2013

 

Teaching Endorsements

Supplemental

Adapted Physical Education

2012

 

Field

Agricultural Education

2018

Passed NCTE Oct17Redline

Subject

American Sign Language (Subject)

2008

 

Supplemental

American Sign Language (Supplemental)

2008

 

Subject

Anthropology

2006

 

Field

Art

2016

 

Supplemental

Assessment Leadership

2003

 

Subject

Basic Business

2018

To be removed-Passed Oct17NCTE

Supplemental

Bilingual Education

2012

 

Subject

Biology

2013

 

Field

BMIT

2018

Passed NCTE Oct17Redline

Subject

Career Education

2012

 

Subject

Chemistry

2013

 

Supplemental

Coaching

2015

 

Supplemental

Cooperative Education – Diversified Occupations
See Work-Based Learning

2017

 

Supplemental

Driver Education

2007

 

Supplemental

Early Childhood Education

2014

 

Field

Early Childhood Inclusive

2014

 

Subject

Earth and Space Science

2013

 

Subject

Economics

2006

 

Field

Elementary Education

2012

 

Supplemental

English as a Second Language

2012

 

Field

English Language Arts

2014

 

Field

Family and Consumer Sciences Occupational

2018

Passed NCTE Oct17Redline

Subject

Geography

2007

 

Subject

Health

2012

 

Field

Health and Physical Education

2012

 

Supplemental

Health Sciences

2018

Passed NCTE Oct17Redline

Supplemental

High Ability Education

2007

 

Subject

History

2006

 

Subject

Horticulture

2018

To Be Removed – Passed Oct17NCTE

Field

Industrial Technology Education

2018

To be replaced with Skilled Technical Science Education

Supplemental

Information Technology

2018

Passed NCTE Oct17Redline

Supplemental

Instructional Technology Leadership

2012

 

Supplemental

Journalism and Media Education

2014

 

Field

Mathematics

2013

 

Subject

Middle Level Education

2016

 

Field

Music

2016

 

Subject

Physical Education

2012

 

Subject

Physics

2013

 

Subject

Political Science

2007

 

Subject

Psychology

2007

 

Supplemental

Reading and Writing

2014

 

Subject

Reading Specialist

2014

 

Subject

Religious Education

2017

 

Subject

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

2010

 

Subject/Field

School Counselor

2017

 

Field

School Librarian

2012

 

Field

School Psychologist

2012

 

Field

Science

2013

 

Subject

Secondary English

2014

 

Field

Skilled Technical Science Education
(Formerly Industrial Technology Educ)

2018

Passed NCTE Oct17Redline

Supplemental

Skilled Technical Science – Skilled Specific

2018

Passed NCTE Oct17Redline

Field

Social Science

2006

 

Subject

Sociology

2007

 

Subject/Field

Special Education Generalist

2014

 

Subject

Special Ed: Behavior Intervention

2015

 

Subject

Special Ed: Deaf/Hard of Hearing

2015

 

Supplemental

Special Ed: Early Intervention Specialist

2015

 

Subject

Special Ed: Early Childhood Special Education

2014

 

Supplemental

Special Ed: Inclusion and Collaboration

2015

 

Supplemental

Secondary Transition Specialist

2015

 

Supplemental

Special Ed: Functional Academic Skills

2015

 

Subject

Special Ed: Visual Impairment

2015

 

Supplemental

Speech

2014

 

Field

Speech Language Pathologist

2013

 

Supplemental

Theatre

2014

 

Subject

Vocal Music

2016

 

Supplemental

Vocational Special Needs

2018

To be removed-Passed NCTEOct17

Supplemental

Work-Based Learning 
(formerly COOP-DO)

2017

 

Subject

World Language

2010

 

Special Services Endorsements

Special Serv

Audiologist

2015

 

Special Serv

School Nurse

2015

 

Special Serv

Speech-Language Technician

2013

 

Special Serv

Coaching

2014

 


Rule 24 Endorsement ChangesPosted 09/01/2017

2017 Version of Rule 24

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About the Programs

EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM INFORMATION

There are sixteen (16) approved educator preparation programs in Nebraska. In addition to the requirement that all Nebraska institutions successfully complete the state program approval process, a majority of institutions have also attained national accreditation by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). National accreditation processes are transitioning to the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) by 2016.

All sixteen (16) institutions that prepare teachers in Nebraska are members of the Nebraska Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (NACTE) and are also represented on the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE), an advisory body to the State Board of Education. NCTE consists of equal representation from educators, educator preparation administrators, and governance representatives which work in partnership to assure high standards for Nebraska educator preparation and quality education for PreK-12 students statewide.


Programs in Nebraska

Program Chairs

Certification Officials

Annual State Board of Education Program Approval Report

Transition to Teaching Program Information

Nebraska Teacher Shortage Information

Nebraska Testing Requirements

Title II – Higher Education Act, Quality of Educator Preparation Reports

Nebraska 1st Year Teacher Employer Survey – Statewide Analysis

Nebraska 1st Year Teacher Followup Survey – Statewide Analysis

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Master Teacher

NEBRASKA MASTER TEACHER PROGRAM

In support of Nebraska teachers who have achieved the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) credential and to those who aspire to become a National Board Certified Teacher, the 2015 Nebraska Legislature authorized funding for the Master Teacher Program.  The program provided for NBPTS registration fee reimbursement and an annual salary bonus for Nebraska teachers holding the NBPTS credential. Funding for the Nebraska Master Teacher Program was eliminated during the 2017 legislative session.   

We extend our best wishes to those who are in progress toward completing the National Board process and who will join 120+ Nebraska teaching colleagues who have attained this high level of excellence.

Although financial support for the Master Teacher was eliminated, Nebraska MBPTS teachers will continue to qualify for the Pofessional Teaching Certificate. Contact the Nebraska Teacher Certification Office for more information.


Questions regarding the Master Teacher Program should be directed to NDE.AdultPrograms@nebraska.gov


National Board Certification Resources – Check the following links for more information about the National Board Certification process

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) website

NBPTS Getting Started website

Guide to National Board Certification

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