Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program Application Page

Application Information

The application is valid only for the Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program
2024-25 EETP Forgivable Loan Application will open April 15, 2024

Please see institutional tab for link to application

 DOWNLOAD APPLICATION TO YOUR DESKTOP PRIOR TO COMPLETING

Application window is April 15, 2024 – May 17, 2024 (or until funds have all been allocated) 

Previous recipients must re-apply to receive 2024-25 award funds

All applicants will be informed of their status by email when EETP funds have been finalized.

Prior to completing an application, please review the following (please check that you have downloaded documents for 2024-25)

The qualifying categories on the application are:

  1. Shortage Area Graduate Degree Program
  2. Shortage Area Added Endorsement
  3. Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Degree Program
  4. Advanced Graduate Degree Program in the subject area on your current teaching certificate
  5. Graduate Degree Program that is not a shortage area and is requested by your administrator Shortage areas for new applicants

Select your institution below for access to contact information, submission instructions, the application and a program of study form.

Chadron State College Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023. 
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email to:

Chris Singpiel
csingpiel@csc.edu

  • Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at Chadron State.

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Forms

Click Below to Select OR submit a program of study from CSC with the required information

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Endorsement Programs

For degree programs offered outside the Teacher Education unit use this program of study form. You will need to obtain the signature of your advisor on the program of study before submitting it to Melissa Mitchell in Teacher Education.

College of St Mary Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.
  • Preferred method of application:  email completed Application and Program of Study to Lori Wewel  lwewel@csm.edu
  • If needed, send Application and Program of Study by mail to:

Lori Wewel
College of St. Mary
7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE  68106

  • Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at the College of St. Mary.

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Forms

Click Below to Select OR submit a program of study from CSM with the required information

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Graduate Endorsement Programs

Concordia University Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023. 
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email, fax, mail or in person to:

Carlene Bauer, Certification Officer
800 N Columbia Avenue
Seward, NE  68434
Fax 402-643-3328

  • Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at Concordia.

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Forms

Click Below to Select OR submit a program of study from CUNE with the required information

Graduate Degree Programs

Curriculum and Instruction

Early Childhood Education

Literacy

School Counseling

Special Education

TESOL with ESL Endorsement

Graduate Endorsement Programs

Note: Program of Study Forms must be filled out completely with classes taken & dates; classes anticipated for funding with dates and additional classes needed with anticipated dates. In addition, online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Creighton University Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2023.  
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email to:

Dr. Jean Hearn
jeanhearn@creighton.edu

  • Applications from Creighton students will be sent to NDE for award on first come, first served basis.

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Forms

Click Below to Select OR submit a program of study from Creighton with the required information

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Endorsement Programs

For degree programs offered outside Creighton’s Education Department use this program of study form. You will need to obtain the signature of your advisor on the program of study before submitting it to Dr. Jean Hearn in the Education Department.

Doane University Contacts

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.  
  • Send Application, Program of Study, Unofficial Graduate Transcript (if you are beginning your graduate program, please note that on your Program of Study) by email to:

Lisa Vargason
lisa.vargason@doane.edu

  • Doane will be accepting applications on a first come, first served basis.  Doane’s application process will be open until all funds are allotted. Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at Doane.

2023-2024 EETP Application available here – DOWNLOAD TO YOUR DESKTOP TO COMPLETE

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Forms

Click Below to Select

NOTE: Program of Study Forms must be filled out completely with 1) classes already taken & dates; 2) classes anticipated for funding with dates and 3) additional classes to be taken in the future to complete program with anticipated dates. Use the word “elective” if you do not know the name of the course yet.

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Endorsement Program

For degree programs offered outside the Teacher Education unit use this program of study form. You will need to obtain the signature of your advisor on the program of study before submitting it to Lisa Vargason in Teacher Education.

Midland University Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.  
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email to:

Jamie Folkers
folkers@midlandu.edu

  • Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at Midland University.

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Form

Click Below to Select

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Endorsement Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

Nebraska Wesleyan University Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.  
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email to:

Beki Maahs
rmaahs@nebrwesleyan.edu

Smith Curtis 130B

  • Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at NE Wesleyan

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Form

Click Below to Select

Graduate Degree Programs

  • Curriculum & Instruction

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Peru State College Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.  
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email, fax or mail to:

Dr. Greg Seay
Peru State College

PO BOX 10
Peru, NE  68421
graduateprograms@peru.edu
Fax: 402-872-2413

  • Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at Peru State.

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Forms

Click Below to Select OR submit a program of study from PSC with the required information

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Graduate Degree Programs

University of Nebraska Kearney Contact

PLEASE NOTE: Individuals in the Transition to Teaching Program at UNK are not eligible for EETP funds, but may qualify for Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program (AETP) funds.

  • Please contact the College of Education with questions eco@unk.edu

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.  
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email:

College of Education  eco@unk.edu

  • Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Forms

Click Below to Select

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Graduate Degree Programs

The forms below are for programs offered by the College of Education at UNK. Other programs may also qualify for EETP funds.

Graduate Endorsement Programs

For degree programs offered outside the Teacher Education unit use this program of study form. You will need to obtain the signature of your advisor on the program of study before submitting it to the College of Education.

University of Nebraska Lincoln Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.  
  • Email, mail or drop off the Application, Program of Study and checklist to:
  • Tylee Hanson – thanson9@unl.edu
  • Henzlik Hall
  • PO BOX 880371
  • Lincoln, NE  68588-0371
  • UNL will accept applications of a first come, first served basis and will be sent to NDE in the order in which they are received at UNL.

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Forms

Click Below to Select

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Graduate Degree Programs in College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS)

Graduate Endorsement Programs

Graduate Degree Programs offered outside CEHS

For degree programs offered outside of the College of Education & Human Sciences, use this program of study form.  You will need to obtain the signature of your advisor on the program of study before submitting it to Tylee Hanson in CEHS.

University of Nebraska Omaha Contacts

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.  
  • Submit all application materials here.
  • For more information, stop by our drop-in session on April 10, 2023 from 4:00-5:00pm via Zoom at this link:  Zoom
  • Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at UNO.

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Forms
Please only list the courses from your plan of study you are taking between July 2023-June 2024.

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Click Below to Select

Graduate Degree Programs & Endorsements                                                         

Teacher Education

Program Class Requirements are found in the 2022-2023 UNO Graduate Academic Catalog

  • Elementary Education (Program Class Requirements) Concentration Areas include: Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, ESL, Improvement of Instruction, Instructional Technology Leadership, Literacy, School Library, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math), and Urban Schools or Equity and Social Justice.
  • Secondary Education (Program Class Requirements) Concentration Areas include: Bilingual Education, English, ESL, Instructional Technology Leadership, Math, Middle Level, School Library, Science, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math), Teaching and Learning, and Urban Schools or Equity and Social Justice.
  • Master of Science in Literacy (Program Class Requirements) – leads to eligibility for a PK-12 Reading Specialist endorsement in Nebraska

Special Education

Counseling

Wayne State College Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.  
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email, fax, mail or in person to:

Kathy Skinner
1111 Main St
111 Benthack Hall
Wayne, NE  68787
kaskinn1@wsc.edu

Phone 402-375-7164
Fax 402-375-7414

  • Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at Wayne State College.

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Forms

Click Below to Select OR submit a program of study from WSC with the required information

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Graduate Degree Programs 

For degree programs offered outside the Teacher Education unit use this program of study form. You will need to obtain the signature of your advisor on the program of study before submitting it to Kathy Skinner in Teacher Education.

York University Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.  
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email to:

Dr. Cheryl Couch
ccouch@york.edu

  • Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at York University.

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Form

Click Below to Select

In addition: Online classes beginning in June 2023 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Graduate Degree Program

Related Information

Nebraska Teacher Shortage Information

Rule 25Regulations Governing the Excellence in Teaching Act – 2016 version

NDE Contact – kelcy.sass@nebraska.gov

Updated February 23, 2024 2:50pm