Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program Application Page

Application Information

The application is valid only for the Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program
Award Year July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Application window is April 1, 2020 – May 3, 2020 (or until funds have all been allocated)

Previous recipients must re-apply to receive 2020-21 award funds

Prior to completing an application, please review the following

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, 2020. 
  • 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, 2020. 
  • 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, 2020.
  • 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.

Creighton University Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2020.
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email, fax, or mail to:

Dr. Tim Cook
Education Department
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE  68178-0106
TimothyCook@creighton.edu
Fax 402-280-1117

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

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 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 Tim Cook in Teacher Education.

Doane University Contacts

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2020
  • 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.

2020-2021 application for Doane University available here – Download to your desktop to complete

CHECKLIST for required information

Program of Study Forms

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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.

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 2020 do not qualify for the new funding year.

Nebraska Wesleyan University Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2020.  
  • 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, 2020.
  • 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.

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, 2020.
  • 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, 2020.
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email to:

Sara Skretta – sskretta2@unl.edu 

  • 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

You will need to obtain the signature of your advisor on the program of study before submitting it to Sara Skretta in CEHS.

University of Nebraska Omaha Contacts

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2020.
  • 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
If your program of study varies from the forms provided, you may cross out classes and substitute the actual class you are taking.

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Graduate Degree Programs                                                        

Teacher Education

Program Class Requirements are found in the 2018-2019 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

Other 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 Lori Farwell in Teacher Education.

Wayne State College Contact

  • Dr. Nicholas Shudak – 402-375-7164 – nishuda1@wsc.edu

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2020.
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email, fax, mail or in person to:

Brook Jech
1111 Main St
139 Brandenburg Hall
Wayne, NE  68787
brjech1@wsc.edu
Fax 402-375-7414

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

Program of Study Forms

Click Below to Select OR submit a program of study from WSC 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 Brook Jech in Teacher Education.

York College Contact

Instructions for Submission

  • Deadline for submission is May 3, 2020.
  • Send Application and Program of Study by email or mail to:

Dr. Kirk Mallette
1125 E 8th St
York, NE  68467
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 – Keisha McHargue

Updated April 9, 2020 12:02pm