Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program Application Page

Application Information

The application is valid only for the Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program
2021-22 EETP Award Applications are open

Application window is April 1, 2021 – May 3, 2021 (or until funds have all been allocated)

Previous recipients must re-apply to receive 2021-22 award funds

Prior to completing an application, please review the following (please check that you have downloaded documents for 2021-22)

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 3, 2021. 
  • Send Application and Program of Study by mail to:

Colette Fernandez
Chadron State College
1000 Main Street
Crites Hall, Room 110
Chadron, NE 69337

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

Program of Study Forms

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

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 Colette Fernandez in Teacher Education.

College of Saint Mary Contacts

  • Teacher Education, Paula Peal – 402-399-2641 –  ppeal@csm.edu
  • Early Childhood Education, Dr. Melanie Felton – 402-399-2625 – mfelton@csm.edu
  • Special Education, Dr. Deanna Acklie – 402-399-2606 – dacklie@csm.edu 

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2021. 
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email to:

Colleen Kocsis
ckocsis@csm.edu

  • Applications will be prioritized for award after received by CSM then sent to NDE.

Program of Study Forms

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

Graduate Degree Programs

Concordia University Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2021.
  • 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.

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 2021 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Creighton University Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is 5:00 PM on Monday, April 26, 2021.
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email to:

Dr. Tim Cook
TimothyCook@creighton.edu

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

Program of Study Forms

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

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. Tim Cook in Education Department.

Doane University Contacts

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2021
  • 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.

Program of Study Forms

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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 2021 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.

Nebraska Wesleyan University Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2021.  
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email to:

Dr. Randal Ernst
rernst2@nebrwesleyan.edu

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

Program of Study Form

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Graduate Degree Programs

Peru State College Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • >Deadline for submission is May 3, 2021.
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email, fax or mail to:

Dr. Greg Seay
Peru State College
Peru, NE  68421
gseay@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.

Program of Study Forms

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

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.

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2021.
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email:

Becca Dobry – dobryrd@unk.edu

  • UNK will establish priority once the application is received, and applications will be sent by UNK to NDE following the application period.

Program of Study Forms

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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 Becca Dobry in Financial Aid.

University of Nebraska Lincoln Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2021.
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email to:

Dr. Sara Skretta – sskretta2@unl.edu 

  • UNL will accept applications of a first come, first served basis.
  • Applications will be sent to NDE for award in the order in which they are received at UNL.

Program of Study Forms

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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 Dr. Sara Skretta in CEHS.

University of Nebraska Omaha Contacts

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2021.
  • Email Application, Program of Study, and Checklist  to:

For Special Education – Chelsea Sullivan – 512 Roskens Hall
For Counseling – Elizabeth Tolliver – 101G Roskens Hall
For Teacher Education and all other programs – Lori Farwell – 308 Roskens Hall – lfarwell@unomaha.edu

  • Applications will be prioritized for award after received by UNO then sent to NDE.

Program of Study Forms
Please only list the courses from your plan of study you are taking between July 2021-June 2022.

Click Below to Select

Graduate Degree Programs                                                        

Teacher Education

Program Class Requirements are found in the 2020-2021 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

Teacher Education Graduate Endorsement Programs

You will need to obtain the signature of your advisor on the program of study before submitting it to Lori Farwell in Teacher Education.

Special Education

Counseling

Wayne State College Contact

  • Rhonda Sebade – rhsebad1@wsc.edu

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2021.
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email, fax, mail or in person to:

Rhonda Sebade
1111 Main St
139 Brandenburg Hall
Wayne, NE  68787
rhsebad1@wsc.edu
Fax 402-375-7414

  • Applications will be prioritized for award after received by WSC then sent to NDE.

York College Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2021.
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email to:

Dr. Kirk Mallette
kmallette@york.edu

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

Program of Study Form

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Graduate Degree Program

Related Information

Nebraska Teacher Shortage Information

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

NDE Contact – mia.sharpnack@nebraska.gov

Updated April 2, 2021 11:14am