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Preparing quality teachers and other professional educators for the State of Nebraska is a vital component of the Nebraska Department of Education’s mission. The Teacher Education Program Approval section is charged with the responsibility of reviewing and approving teacher and administrator education programs that lead to certification to teach, administer and provide special services in schools. There are 16 institutions in the state with approved educator preparation programs.

Primary responsibilities of the Educator Preparation Section:

  • Review and approve educator preparation programs in Nebraska. The standards and procedures are outlined in 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 23, Regulations for the Basic Skills Competency Testing of Teachers and Administrators; and Rule 24, Regulations for Certificate Endorsements and the accompanying Guidelines.

  • Provide leadership to the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE) where Nebraska education associations and local representatives work as partners to assure high standards for Nebraska educator preparation and certification, with the ultimate goal of providing PK-12 students the best educational opportunities possible.

  • Oversight of Nebraska’s Excellence in Teaching Act, which provides forgivable loans to candidates seeking their initial certification (AETP) and to current teachers seeking an advanced degree (EETP) under Rule 25, Regulations Governing the Excellence in Teaching Act.

  • Survey Nebraska school districts annually to determine teacher shortage areas.  The data from the Teacher Shortage Survey is then summarized and communicated to the US Department of Education (USDE) and educational entities throughout the state.

  • Manage the Teach in Nebraska web site; a free service of the Nebraska Department of Education for the state’s K-12 schools seeking to employ persons with teaching or administrative certificates in professional capacities, and for persons seeking employment in such positions.

  • Oversight of Nebraska’s Master Teacher Program, which provides support for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification registration fees and an annual salary bonus for Nebraska teachers who hold the NBPTS credential under Rule 22, Regulations Governing the Master Teacher Program.

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AETP

ATTRACTING EXCELLENCE TO TEACHING PROGRAM

Update

2017-18 AETP Award Applications will be available at your institution beginning September 8, 2017

Current recipients will need to re-apply to be considered for 17-18 funds.

Excellence in Teaching Act Forgivable Loan Programs

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 and authorizing the Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program.

Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program

The Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program (AETP) provides forgivable loans to eligible students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate teacher education program at an eligible Nebraska institution working towards his/her initial certificate to teach in Nebraska.

Get an overview of the AETP program through March 1, 2014.

Eligible students may apply, on an annual basis, for an AETP loan in an amount of $3,000 and can apply for, and receive, AETP loans annually for up to five (5) consecutive years. In return for receiving an AETP loan, the student agrees to complete the teacher education program that s/he is currently enrolled in and commits to becoming certified and to teach full-time in an accredited or approved public or private school in Nebraska. If the student meets the loan forgiveness obligations, loans will be forgiven, beginning after the first two years of full-time teaching, in an amount up to $3,000 for each year of teaching or in an amount up to $6,000 for each year of teaching if the student teaches in a school district that has been classified as very sparse or in a school building in which at least 40% of the students qualify for the poverty factor.

Detailed information regarding the AETP is available by clicking on the applicable document listed below.

Questions regarding the AETP may be directed to the financial aid office of the institution in which you are currently enrolled or to Karen Buller, NDE, at 402-471-4837 or karen.buller@nebraska.gov.


Related Information

 

ATTRACTING EXCELLENCE TO TEACHING PROGRAM APPLICATION PAGE

Program information for individuals who applied for the first time on or after April 23, 2009

AETP Contract for viewing only

Nebraska Teacher Shortage Reports
2016 Excellence in Teaching Act Status Report
Rule 25 Regulations Governing the Excellence in Teaching Act2016 version
USDE Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory – for low income school designation
Very Sparse School Districts in Nebraska
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Teacher Shortage Survey

NEBRASKA TEACHER SHORTAGE

The 2016-2017 Teacher Vacancy Survey was conducted in the fall of 2016 by the Nebraska Department of Education.  For purposes of this report, the ESU data has been combined with the public school data (district) while the nonpublic data (system) is combined with them into the total counts. The data from the Teacher Shortage Survey is then summarized and communicated to the US Department of Education (USDE) and educational entities throughout the state.


NOTE: Shortage areas in Nebraska for a given academic year are designated by the USDE as shortage areas for the following academic year, i.e. shortage areas determined by the 2016 survey are reported in Nebraska for use in the 2017-18 academic year and by the USDE as shortage areas for the 2018-19 academic year. To determine the shortage areas for federal loan forgiveness, please consult the US Department of Education’s Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing.

Teacher shortage areas in Nebraska for the 2017-2018 academic year
(Proposed for USDE 2018-2019) are:

  • Agriculture Education
  • Mathematics
  • Art
  • School Counselor
  • Bilingual
  • School Library
  • Business, Marketing or Information Technology (BMIT)
  • School Psychologist
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Science
    (Includes: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Physics)
  • English as Second Language/ English Language Learners
  • Special Education – all areas
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Health and/or Physical Education
  • World Language
  • Industrial Technology/Skilled and Technical Science
 
  • Language Arts
    (Includes: English, Journalism, Language Arts, Reading & Writing, Speech/Theatre)
 

Related Information

2016-2017 Nebraska Teacher Shortage Report

2016-2017 Nebraska Teacher Shortage Report Summary

Nebraska Teacher Shortage Comparison Report – go to Archive to see previous charts

Proposed USDE Nebraska Teacher Shortage Areas for 2017-18

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The Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE)


NCTE Full Council Meeting -October 13, 2017

NCTE Executive Committee Meeting – January 26, 2018


The Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE) is an advisory body to the Nebraska State Board of Education. Its membership is appointed by the State Board from representatives of state-wide organizations which have a direct involvement or interest in teacher and administrative preparation, and from higher education institutions in Nebraska which are approved by the State Board of Education to prepare and recommend for certification teachers, administrators, and counselors; and those people recommended for special services endorsements. The State Board of Education reserves sole authority over college program approval and certification.

As an advisory body to the State Board of Education (Board), NCTE will develop and recommend standards for State Board approval and adoption relating to:

State approval of higher education institutions providing teacher, counselor, and/or administrative preparatory programs; and programs leading to a special services certificate.

Admission into and retention in an approved professional education program leading to teacher, counselor, administrative, or special services certification.

Issuance of teacher counselor, administrative, and special services certificates.

Certificate endorsements.

Relationships of Nebraska teacher, counselor, administrator, and special services certification with other states and national bodies.

The Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE) 2017-10-18T16:29:03+00:00

June 9, 2017

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
NCTE COUNCIL MEETING -June 9, 2017


If you experience problems opening any of the documents below, please contact Marlene Beiermann
at 402-471-3397 or marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov. Any other questions may be directed to
Pat Madsen at 402-471-4863 or pat.madsen@nebraska.gov.


NCTE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Mark Adler – President
Phyllis Spethman – President-Elect
Diana Casey – Chairman, Standing Committee A
Sue Alford – Chairman, Standing Committee B
Donna Moss – Chairman, Standing Committee C
Sharon Katt – NDE
Kevin Peters – NDE
________________________________________________________

NCTE COUNCIL MEETING – June 9, 2017
The Country Inn and Suites – Lincoln Room
5353 N. 27th Street

Lincoln, NE 68521
402.476.5353

NCTE PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FORM – Please complete and submit form by May 1, 2017

Expense Reimbursement Form – Please Print

Submit forms to Marlene Beiermann at:
marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov
402.471.3397 (phone) or 402.742.8372 (fax)


Meeting Materials

AGENDAS(Please Print) posted 5/10/17

ENDORSEMENTS for FIRST and SECOND HEARINGS updated versions posted 5/10/17
(Please Print Clean Version – Redline Version is Optional)

 

ENDORSEMENTS for FINAL HEARING posted _/_/_
(Please Print Clean Version – Redline Version is Optional)

There are no endorsements scheduled for Final Hearing


Materials to be Reviewed – printing optional

MINUTES from March 10, 2017 Council Meeting: posted 5/4/17

MINUTES from April 21, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting: posted 5/4/17

FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES:


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April 21, 2017

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
Executive Committee Meeting Materials -April 21, 2017

Meeting Date and Time:
April 21, 2017 – Friday
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Meeting Site
:
Ralston Public Schools – Virginia Moon Administrative Center
8545 Park Drive, Ralston, NE 68127


For additional information about the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education, please contact Pat Madsen at (402) 471-4863, pat.madsen@nebraska.gov or
Marlene Beiermann at (402) 471-3397, marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov.

  • NCTE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
    Mark Adler – President
    Phyllis Spethman- President-Elect
    Diana Casey – Chairman, Standing Committee A
    Sue Alford – Chairman, Standing Committee B
    Donna Moss – Chairman, Standing Committee C
    Sharon Katt – NDE
    Kevin Peters – NDE


AGENDA – Executive Committee Meeting -August 21, 2017- posted on 3/21/17

MINUTES from January 27, 2017 Executive Committee Meetingposted on 3/21/17

Minutes From March 10, 2017 NCTE Meeting – posted on 3/21/17
Full Council Minutes
Committee A Minutes
Committee B Minutes
Committee C Minutes

EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT


Current Endorsements Under Review – posted on 3/24/17

CURRICULUM SUPERVISOR Redline Version
CURRICULUM SUPERVISOR Clean Version


Additional Items for Discussion:


The next Executive Committee Meeting is scheduled for August 25, 2017

The next NCTE Full Council Meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2017

2016-2017 Calendar, NCTE Membership Directory, and Standing Committees
are listed in the menu at the right.

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March 10, 2017

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
NCTE COUNCIL MEETING – March 10, 2017


If you experience problems opening any of the documents below, please contact Marlene Beiermann at 402-471-3397 or marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov. Any other questions may be directed to Pat Madsen at 402-471-4863 or pat.madsen@nebraska.gov.


AGENDAS

ENDORSEMENTS for FIRST and SECOND HEARINGS

MINUTES

MINUTES from January 27, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting: posted 2/9/17

March 10, 2017 2017-08-11T19:33:05+00:00

January 27, 2017

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
Executive Committee Meeting Materials – January 27, 2017

For additional information about the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education, please contact Pat Madsen at (402) 471-4863, pat.madsen@nebraska.gov or
Marlene Beiermann at (402) 471-3397, marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov.


AGENDA – Executive Committee Meeting – Jan 27, 2017

MINUTES from Jan 27, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

 


Current Endorsements Under Review

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION Redline Version
BUSINESS, MARKETING, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Redline Version
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Redline Version
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES OCCUPATIONAL Redline Version
HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION Redline Version
SKILLED AND TECHNICAL SCIENCES EDUCATION Redline Version
SKILLED AND TECHNICAL SCIENCES EDUCATION SKILLED SPECIFIC Redline Version

January 27, 2017 2017-08-11T19:18:54+00:00

October 14, 2016

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
NCTE COUNCIL MEETING – October 14, 2016


If you experience problems opening any of the documents below, please contact Marlene Beiermann at 402-471-3397 or marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov. Any other questions may be directed to Pat Madsen at 402-471-4863 or pat.madsen@nebraska.gov.


NEW MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES ORIENTATION SESSION at 9:00 a.m. in the Capital Room at The Country Inn and Suites. All members (new and current) are welcome to attend.
NCTE Overview Presentation 2016


AGENDAS

ENDORSEMENTS for FIRST and SECOND HEARINGS

SCHOOL COUNSELOR ENDORSEMENT – CLEAN Version and REDLINE Version

WORK-BASED LEARNING – CLEAN Version and REDLINE Version

MINUTES

MINUTES from August 26, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES

 


 

October 14, 2016 2017-08-07T21:51:27+00:00

August 26, 2016

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
Executive Committee Meeting Materials – August 26, 2016

For additional information about the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education, please contact Pat Madsen at (402) 471-4863, pat.madsen@nebraska.gov or
Marlene Beiermann at (402) 471-3397, marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov.


AGENDA – Executive Committee Meeting – August 26, 2016

MINUTES from August 26, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting


Current Endorsements Under Review

School CounselorRedline Version and Clean Version

Cooperative Education – Diversified Occupations Redline Version and Clean Version


Additional Items for Discussion

2016-2-17 Standing Committees – Draft Approval

NCTE Long-Range Plans – Draft Approval

August 26, 2016 2017-08-11T19:24:38+00:00
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