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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Awards Process

Nebraska students wishing to receive the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy must submit an application online through the Nebraska Department of Education, pay any required fees, and upload documents demonstrating that the standards of proficiency have been met. All parts of the application will be done online. Applications can be submitted...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Proficiency Levels

The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is presented as a certificate and a seal that can be attached to a student's diploma. There is no cost for these items or the application. However, a Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy recipient may choose to order, at a cost, a Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Purpose

Purpose of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy The purpose of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is to acknowledge the high school recipient has achieved a high level of proficiency in English and at least one additional language other than English. The Seal is the cumulative evidence of the Nebraska World...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Purpose and Goals

Purpose of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy The purpose of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is to acknowledge the high school recipient has achieved a high level of proficiency in English and at least one additional language other than English. The Seal is the cumulative evidence of the Nebraska World...
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Nebraska World Language Standards Process

The Impetus In 2016, Dr. Janine Theiler initiated the first World Language Colloquium to discuss and establish priorities for NDE in meeting the needs of world language teachers across the state. Task force groups were formed to address needs in the areas of programming, proficiency, professional learning, advocacy and collaboration....
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NSCAS General Summative Assessment

Measures student performance against NE content area standards, showing how learning compares to expectations.  ELA and Math for grades 3-8 is a computer-adaptive assessment.  Science assessment grades 5 & 8.  General Summative Assessments are administered by Northwest Evaluation Association(NWEA).  ACT General Assessment for high school third year cohorts.  These students...
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OLD – Educator Certification

Section A I want to be a Nebraska Educator and I have never held any Nebraska Certificate Teaching Certificates & Permits   Administrative Certificates & Permits Special Services Certificates & Permits Section B I am a Nebraska Educator and want to renew, update or advance my Certificate Certificate Application Adding...
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Out-of-State Certification

While Nebraska does not offer direct reciprocity at this time, we do have other options that Out-of-State teachers may qualify for: Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact  Initial Teaching Certificate Alternative Certification Nebraska Entry Permit

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PPCS and Veterans Education

Private Postsecondary Career Schools Mission Statement The Private Postsecondary Career Schools and Veterans Education section of the Nebraska Department of Education has the responsibility of authorizing private postsecondary career schools to operate educational programs and to recruit students for their schools. Veterans Education Mission Statement We are designated as the...
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Provisional Permit

Coming soon General InformationAdditional ResourcesGeneral InformationAdditional Resources

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Raising the Bar Nebraska World Language Standards

Learn more about the design and construction of the world language standards in order to begin the implementation process. Participants will complete a series of activities designed to help build understanding, to review current programming, and to begin an implementation crosswalk. Materials Raising the Bar Post NILA ESU 4 (Power...
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Reciprocity Information

Nebraska does not have full reciprocity with other states, but we do recognize approved teacher preparation programs from other states. The coursework needs to appear on an official transcript from a standard institution of higher education, which is defined as any college or university whose educator preparation program is fully...
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Special Education

Office of Special Education - Our Purpose To lead the improvement of outcomes for preparing all children and students with disabilities and their families for learning, earning, and living through effective use of data, collaboration, communication, and a framework of differentiated support. Journey to Inclusion (PEaK) Grant Applications The application...
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Special Education Training

Special Education Training Requirement Each person who applies for a teaching or administrative permit will be required to meet the Special Education Requirement as outlined in Nebraska Revised Statute 79-807. The requirement can be met by taking coursework or through employment experience. The following is a list of what coursework...
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Standards & Proficiency

The 2019 Nebraska World Language Standards The Nebraska World Language Standards describe the knowledge and skills that students should learn, but they do not prescribe particular curriculum, lessons, teaching techniques, or activities. These standards create a framework for teaching and learning, and they articulate a trajectory for knowledge acquisition across...
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Standards Implementation Resources

The Nebraska Department of Education has developed a suggested framework to guide districts in implementing new standards. Although the frameworks has a suggested timeline, the timeline is adjustable according to the needs of each district. There are four stages to the implementation framework. The four stages are: Stage One: Exploration...
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State Substitute Permit

General InformationApplicant GuideRenewal InformationGeneral Information A State Substitute Teaching Permit can be used to teach in all endorsement areas in all Nebraska schools. Someone who holds a state substitute permit may be employed to teach on a non-contractual basis (cannot be the teacher of record). Once issued, a state substitute...
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Structure of the World Language Standards

The overall structure of Nebraska’s World Language Standards reflects the two-tier structure common across all Nebraska content area standards. The two levels include standards and indicators. Standards include broad, overarching content-based statements that describe the basic cognitive, affective, or psychomotor expectations of student learning. The standards are sorted by strands,...
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Teach in Nebraska Today Program

Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-8,148, the purpose of the Teach in Nebraska Today Program is “to attract individuals to the teaching profession who have expressed an interest in teaching and to support the employment of those individuals as classroom teachers by providing a grant for service as a...
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Teacher Recruitment and Retention Act

Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-8,112, the purpose of the Nebraska Teacher Recruitment and Retention Act is to provide financial incentives to recruit and retain teachers in Nebraska classrooms. This program provides $2,500 retention grants to teachers in their 2nd, 4th, and 6th year of teaching. It also provides $5,000...
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The Five “C”s of Nebraska’s World Language Learning

There are five strands or “essential components” of world language learning: • Communication: Students communicate effectively in a variety of situations for multiple purposes. • Culture: Students work with the language in a way that shows familiarity with and value for the cultures of the speakers of the language. •...
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Understanding World Language Standards and Indicators

Standards: The Expectations of World Language Learning Each of the five strands contains several components that are long-term goals for learning. These broad, overarching content-based statements that describe the basic cognitive, affective expectations of students are standards. There are ten standards. When a particular standard is not reflective of or...
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World Language in Nebraska

Nebraska schools offer world language options in a variety of languages and programming styles. Enrollment Demographics View languages learned in Nebraska, percentage of students enrolled by language, growth trends Course Descriptions View official course names and codes from the Nebraska Course Codes and Clearing House Endorsement Guide Educator Preparation Programs...
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World Language Praxis II Resources

Praxis II Content Test Information Visit the website to download a free study companion, study plan, testing demonstration, and other resources. A practice test is available for purchase. A link on the page allows you to register for the next test date. Praxis II 5174 French (required score: 162) Praxis...
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