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Adult Program Services
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
Fax: 402-742-8372


Senior Administrator for Adult Program Services (Adult Education, Private Postsecondary Career Schools and Veterans Education, Teacher Certification, and Educator Preparation)

  • Rules 21 and 23 (Teacher Certification and Basic Skills Competency)
  • Rules 20, 24, and 25 (Educator Preparation Program Approval, Certificate Endorsements, and Excellence in Teaching Act)
  • Educator preparation requirements and initiatives
  • State and national educator preparation program approval processes

Marlene Beiermann
Phone:  402-471-3397

  • Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE)
    • Ad Hoc committees
  • Meeting preparation
  • Educator preparation program approval
  • Contracts

Karen Buller
Phone:  402-471-4837

  • Excellence in Teaching Act
    • Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program
    • Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program
    • Rule 25 (forgivable loan programs)
  • Teach in Nebraska
  • Teacher Vacancy Survey

Pat Madsen
Phone:  402-471-4863

  • Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE)
    • Ad Hoc committees
  • Educator preparation program approval
  • Folio Reviews/State approval process
  • Title II HEA – ETS
  • Content/Skills Testing

Janine Theiler
Phone:  402-471-4838

Educator Effectiveness

  • Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Framework
  • Professional Development
  • Building Leadership Supports
  • Supporting Effective Local Policy Makers and Superintendents