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Nebraska TEACH

The Educator Application and Certificate Hub (TEACH) is the educator certification system for new applications and renewals.

 

 

 

What Nebraska TEACH is able to do:

  • Send timely status updates via text message and email.
  • Provide a dashboard checklist notifying applicants of what is needed to complete their certification process.
  • Directly upload or import college district transcripts, test scores, and forms

Visit your account or set up a new account:  https://online.nedoe.org

New certificates and certificate changes can take 4-6 weeks, depending on the time of year.

The Educator Certification Staff have been collecting the most common questions that have been asked following the launch of Nebraska TEACH. The questions are categorized in the areas of Contact Information, Registration, Applications, and Miscellaneous. If you need to apply for or renew a certificate, start with the registration process, and apply through your personalized dashboard.

CONTACT INFORMATION

First of all, we are open for business! While most of the educator certification staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 virus, we are able to issue certificates through Nebraska TEACH (The Educator Application and Certification Hub). If you have a question about a pending application, please contact the analyst listed on your dashboard. If you have general questions about certification or need help with the TEACH site, please call our main phone number at 402-471-0739 or email us at nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov. Each email received by the main address will be entered into the HelpDesk system and assigned a ticket that will be assigned to one of the staff members.

You can also take advantage of the secure message feature on the new certification system once your application has been assigned to an analyst and a message has been sent to you. If you have general questions, please feel free to reach out to one of the educator certification staff.

REGISTRATION
You can also go to https://online.nedoe.org and click on, “Click Here to Register.”

Email Domain Error:  Use a personal email address so filtering systems of your district and NDE do not conflict.  This should allow you to proceed through the error message.

APPLICATIONS-WHAT IS MY STATUS?
The dashboard checklist confirms what information has been collected and what information is outstanding for your application. Log on to your dashboard and see if an analyst has been assigned to your application. This will be indicated by the “Under Review” circle displaying any color but gray.

Green mark:  analyst has processed the information
Red mark:  information is still needed

Some items may disappear from the checklist if they are no longer needed.

TRANSCRIPTS:  How and where to send?
A transcript must be sent directly from the college. Most colleges have a portal that will identify the service they use to send transcripts. Please choose one of the options below. Download this document for more transcript details.

  1. Parchment Colleges
    1. If a transcript is being ordered from Parchment, the Nebraska Department of Education can be chosen from the list provided on their website. Do not direct a transcript sent from Parchment to an individual.
  2. Non-Parchment College
    1. Email: The transcript needs to be directed to bethina.garrett@nebraska.gov from the college ordering site.
    2. Mail: Nebraska Department of Education, Educator Certification, 301 Centennial Mall South, PO Box 94987, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MY CERTIFICATION TO BE ISSUED AFTER I APPLY?
Allow 4 to 6 weeks processing time.

I APPLIED FOR THE WRONG CERTIFICATE.  HOW CAN I CHANGE IT?
If the application has not been submitted you can delete it.  If the application has been submitted, contact the certification staff at nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov or call 402-471-0739 for assistance.

WHERE ARE ALL MY YEARS OF TEACHING?
Your dashboard should show all years of service back to 1982. If there is an error (title, FTE, etc.), contact the school district you were working at the time for clarification. All data is collected directly from the school districts.

IS THE INFORMATION ON NEBRASKA TEACH TIED TO MY RETIREMENT?
No. The information displayed on the dashboard is provided by your school district. The retirement system has a separate reporting system that is not linked to the Staff Reporting System at the Nebraska Department of Education.

REGISTRATION
You can also go to https://online.nedoe.org and click on, “Click Here to Register.”

Email Domain Error:  Use a personal email address so filtering systems of your district and NDE do not conflict.  This should allow you to proceed through the error message.

Depending on the time of year, new certifications could take 4-6 weeks or more.


https://online.nedoe.org/#/VerifyLicense

Access a copy of your teaching certificate online.  The virtual copy contains:

  • Staff ID
    Certificate ID
    Certificate Type
    Certificate Rank
    Effective Date
    Issue Date
    Expiration Date
    Endorsements and grade levels
    Public or non-Public
    Revocation Date
    Human Relations Training

You will have an option to print an unofficial virtual certificate.
For an official copy or duplicate, contact the Teacher Certification office.

Registered educators can submit an application (no fee) to change their last name, address and phone number.

  1. Required is a submission of your driver’s license to confirm the last name change.
  2. Go to https://online.nedoe.org
  3. Enter your username and password
  4. After submission of changes, within 2-4 business days, you will receive a text message and an email informing you that a new certificate has been issued.

 

Not Registered on NEBRASKA TEACH

  1. You can log in by creating a username and password at https://online.nedoe.org
  2. Once you have completed the registration you can submit an application (no fee required) to change the last name, address, and phone number.
  3. You will be required to submit a copy of a driver’s license to confirm the change in the last name.
  4. Within 2-4 business days, you will receive a text message and an email informing you that a new certificate has been issued.

 

Updated December 18, 2020 1:57pm