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About the Programs

EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM INFORMATION There are sixteen (16) 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 through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). All sixteen...
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Assessment Resources

K-12 FL Assessment Instruments Various FL proficiency assessments Teaching Materials: Assessment Tools National Capital Language Resource Center Site provides the how, what, when, and why of assessment in the FL classroom Quia Language test generator that sends grades directly to teacher after students take the assessment on-line. There is a...
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Certification Investigations

The Nebraska Department of Education - Certification Investigations The Nebraska Legislature has passed two bills that will have a significant impact on school districts. The first bill, LB 1080, requires school districts to have specific policies in place before June 30, 2021 to prevent sexual misconduct, including grooming, between an...
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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 Certification

Thank you for visiting Educator Certification! Access The Educator and Certification Hub (TEACH) by clicking on the icon to the right. If you do not have a TEACH account, click the icon and follow the instructions on how to request an account. Frequently Asked Questions For all inquiries related to...
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Educator Effectiveness

“A culture of school success for every student, every day!” is the aim of the Educator Effectiveness tenet of the Nebraska Department of Education’s (NDE’s) Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT) framework. The NDE is committed to ensuring that all students have equitable access to effective...
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Educator Preparation

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 education programs that lead to certification to teach, administer...
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Educator Resources

Educator Resources: For Elementary, Middle, and High School Programs For Distance Learning World Language Programs (coming soon) ESU Course Clearinghouse for Distance Learning Offerings For Heritage Speakers Programs For Educator Professional Development For Dual Language Programs Must-Mark Websites: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Nebraska International Language Association...
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English Language Arts Education

Nebraska's College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts Adopted by the State Board of Education on September 2, 2021 2021 English Language Arts Standards 2021 ELA Standards (vertical) (pdf) 2021 ELA Standards Resources NSCAS 2021 ELA Timeline (pdf) 2021 Range Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) K-12 (Excel) ELA Standards Crosswalk...
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English Learner Programs

Nebraska’s EL Mission To lead and support academic language learning so that English Learners have meaningful access to high-quality instruction that will prepare them for learning, earning, and living. NDE Vision Partnering for the best education for all . . . for life. NDE Values Equity of access and opportunity...
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Entrepreneurship

Course Outlines Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education 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 School Interview an Entrepreneur Federal Reserve...
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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

2023 STS Fall In-Service Workshops October 3, Central Nebraska Region: Truss Craft in Grand Island. (Meal provided) Registration October 5, Greater Metro Region: Valmont in Valley. (Meal provided) Registration October 11, Northeast Nebraska Region: NNNC Fall Conference; ESU’s 1, 2, 8, 17 registration with your ESU. This registration DOES NOT...
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Federal Programs

RECENT NEWS & UPDATES FROM THE FEDERAL PROGRAMS OFFICE Find the latest time sensitive information here Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Federal Programs Team Office Hours via Zoom! 10:00 - 11:00 AM (CST) Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/4024712452 Meeting ID:  402 471 2452 Or Telephone: US: +1...
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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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Interactive Sites for Student Use or Teacher Professional Development

StudySpanish.com Site that offers practice with vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and more. No fee for use of the site. Universal Currency Converter Inspiration Software (Kidspiration) Download the interactive graphic organizer program for a free 30 day trial. WebQuest Searchable site of pre-designed interactive lessons for students.

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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®

Welcome to Nebraska Adult Education The Nebraska Department of Education is the State Eligible Agency (SEA) eligible to receive Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funding directly from the United States Department of Education.  With the authorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Adult Education serves Nebraska...
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Nebraska Events

  Nebraska Career & Technical Education Conference (Formerly NCE Conference) Younes Conference Center & Kearney area sites Registration Link to be provided at a later date SAVE THE DATE: June 7-10, 2021 Future CTE Conference Dates: June 6-9, 2022 June 5-8, 2023    

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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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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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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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