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About the Programs

EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM INFORMATION There are fifteen (15) approved educator preparation programs in Nebraska. In addition to the requirement that all Nebraska institutions successfully complete the state program approval process, a majority of institutions have also attained national accreditation by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or...
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Certification Investigations

The purpose of the Certification Investigations' Office is to ensure that individuals who hold a certificate issued by the Nebraska Department of Education adhere to the standards of professional conduct and ethics as set forth in Title 92, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 27 (Rule 27).  A Standards of Conduct and...
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Data, Research, and Evaluation

Office of Data, Research, and Evaluation - Sections Application Development – Focusing on the development of IT applications to support data reporting and data use by School Districts and the general public. Data Collections – Integrating the collection, refinement and use of educational data to meet federal and state reporting requirements, ensuring...
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Disciplinary Action

The Certification Investigation Review is provided by the Certification Investigations' Office of the Nebraska Department of Education. The documents set forth herein are copies of orders and reprimands issued by the State Board of Education, the Commissioner of Education, or the Nebraska Professional Practices Commission, involving Nebraska certificate holders, and...
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Educator Effectiveness

Educator Effectiveness Belief Statement The State Board believes that students should be surrounded by effective educators throughout their learning experiences such that schools and districts develop effective teachers and leaders who establish a culture of success. Nebraska Strategic Vision and Direction - Outcomes and Goals for Educator Effectiveness Outcome Statement:...
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Educator Preparation

Quick Link News Content Test Scores Updated - 7-12-18 Preparing quality teachers and other professional educators for the State of Nebraska is a vital component of the Nebraska Department of Education's mission. The Teacher Education Program Approval section is charged with the responsibility of reviewing and approving teacher and administrator...
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English Learner Programs

The purposes of Title III are to: Improve the education of English Learners by assisting them attain English proficiency, attain high levels of academic achievement in English and meet challenging academic standards. AND Provide enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youth. Contact Information Terri Schuster, 402-471-4694 terri.schuster@nebraska.gov English Learner...
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Entrepreneurship

Course Outlines Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) Entrepreneurship Course Outline - Southwest High School Lesson Plans Are You Affected by Advertising? - Centennial Public School Selling Yourself - Centennial Public School Event Promotion Lesson Prom Closet - Waverly High...
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Expanded Learning Opportunities

Quality Afterschool and Summer Opportunities for Nebraska K-12 Youth What is an ELO? The term Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) describes an array of safe and structured programs that offer healthy growth, development and academic opportunities for youth. In Nebraska, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs) are ELOs that provide...
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Fall STS In-service Workshops

2018 STS Fall In-service Workshop Schedule With the NEW STANDARDS and PROGRAMS OF STUDY, this is going to be an important year to attend and also a great time to network with teachers in your area. I will have industry tours at each location. To register, please complete the registration...
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Federal Programs

Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Education's Federal Programs web page. Below are the resources and services our division provides to Schools, Administrators, Teachers, and the Public from all over Nebraska. Federal Programs Federal Programs Education is primarily a State and local responsibility in the United States. It is States...
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General Policy Statements

GENERAL EDUCATION POLICY STATEMENTS Topic Number Date of Adoption/Revision/ Reaffirmation Date of Expiration         Nondiscrimination and Equal Educational Opportunity in Schools G1 03/06/15 03/06/19 Accountability for a Quality Education System, for Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT) G2 10/02/15 10/02/19 Reading/Writing G4 10/06/11 04/03/19 Policy for School Counseling G5...
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Migrant Education Program

To help migrant children and youth meet high academic challenges by overcoming the obstacles created by frequent moves, educational disruption, cultural and language differences, and health-related problems. Ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a HSED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further...
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Multicultural/Diversity Education

Power of the Role Models: interactive, downloadable--updated May 2016 Standards NDE standards has incorporated multicultural education. Visit the weblink to review by content area. Standards Webpage   Power of the Role Models Interactive website displaying Native American's from Nebraska and their occupations. https://sites.google.com/a/education.ne.gov/power-of-role-models/    

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Nebraska Adult Education and GED®

Program Year 2020 Continuation Grants In preparation for Program Year 2020, beginning July 1, 2019 only those local program providers awarded Adult Education and Family Literacy Act funding during the Program Year 2019 request for proposals (RFP) are eligible for a continuation of services grant for PY20.  Nebraska Adult Education...
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Nebraska Events

Click here for the 2018-2019 Entrepreneurship Events, Competitions, and Conferences in Nebraska flyer   Nebraska Career Education Conference Younes Conference Center & Kearney area sites Click the above link for conference information & updates. SAVE THE DATE: June 3-5, 2019 NCE Conference registration fee structure: Conference Fee (Tues-Wed) $200.00 (includes...
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NSSRS Resources

This page is NOT UPDATED for the 18-19 school year and beyond. Please use for historic information only. For current instructions please use the ADVISER, CDC, Staff, or Nonpublic pages. Calendar NSSRS Calendar:     2017-2018 11/02/2017 2016-2017 12/06/2016 Consolidated Data Collection Calendar:      2018-2019 Date: 08/2018 Nonpublic Systems Reporting Guidance:    2018-2019 Date: 07/19/2018...
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Office of Early Childhood

Our Vision: All young Nebraska children are secure, healthy, and successful. The Office of Early Childhood provides leadership, guidance and support to: develop high quality environments for young children; promote equitable access to inclusive programs and services for all children from birth through age eight; facilitate state and community partnerships...
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Special Education

INVITATION TO NOMINATE NEBRASKA PARAEDUCATOR OF THE YEAR You are encouraged to nominate an outstanding paraeducator for recognition as a Nebraska Paraeducator of the Year.  Paraeducators who demonstrate the highest standard of performance in carrying out their assigned responsibilities should be considered for nomination.  The awards will be presented at...
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World Language Week

World Language Week 2019 is March 31 to April 6. World language educators and students are encouraged to celebrate the power of languages to be college, career, and civic ready. World Language Week celebrates the teaching and learning of world languages in the state of Nebraska. Nebraska has a long heritage...
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