Master Teacher

NEBRASKA MASTER TEACHER PROGRAM

In support of Nebraska teachers who have achieved the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) credential and to those who aspire to become a National Board Certified Teacher, the 2015 Nebraska Legislature authorized funding for the Master Teacher Program.  The program provided for NBPTS registration fee reimbursement and an annual salary bonus for Nebraska teachers holding the NBPTS credential. Funding for the Nebraska Master Teacher Program was eliminated during the 2017 legislative session.   

We extend our best wishes to those who are in progress toward completing the National Board process and who will join 120+ Nebraska teaching colleagues who have attained this high level of excellence.

Although financial support for the Master Teacher was eliminated, Nebraska NBPTS teachers will continue to qualify for the Professional Teaching Certificate. For more information, contact the Nebraska Teacher Certification Office, nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov .


Questions regarding the Master Teacher Program should be directed to NDE.AdultPrograms@nebraska.gov


National Board Certification Resources – Check the following links for more information about the National Board Certification process

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) website

NBPTS Getting Started website

Guide to National Board Certification

Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program

2017-18 AETP Award Applications are now closed

2018-19 AETP Award Applications will be available at your institution in September 2018

Current recipients will need to re-apply to be considered for 18-19 funds

Excellence in Teaching Act Forgivable Loan Programs

On April 22, 2009, the Excellence in Teaching Act (§§ 79-8,132−79-8,140 R.R.S.) was signed by Governor Heineman revising the existing Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program and authorizing the Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program.  Funding is provided by the Excellence in Teaching Cash Fund using a portion of the State Lottery Operation Trust Fund dollars.

Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program

The Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program (AETP) provides forgivable loans to eligible students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate teacher education program at an eligible Nebraska institution working towards his/her initial certificate to teach in Nebraska.

Check out the 2017 AETP Overview.

Eligible students may apply, on an annual basis, for an AETP loan in an amount of $3,000 and can apply for, and receive, AETP loans annually for up to five (5) consecutive years. In return for receiving an AETP loan, the student agrees to complete the teacher education program that s/he is currently enrolled in and commits to becoming certified and to teach full-time in an accredited or approved public or private school in Nebraska. If the student meets the loan forgiveness obligations, loans will be forgiven, beginning after the first two years of full-time teaching, in an amount up to $3,000 for each year of teaching or in an amount up to $6,000 for each year of teaching if the student teaches in a school district that has been classified as very sparse or in a school building in which at least 40% of the students qualify for the poverty factor.

Detailed information regarding the AETP is available by clicking on the applicable document listed below.

Questions regarding the AETP may be directed to the financial aid office of the institution in which you are currently enrolled or to Karen Buller, NDE, at 402-471-4837 or karen.buller@nebraska.gov.


Related Information

Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program Application Page – will reopen September 2018

Program information for individuals who applied for the first time on or after April 23, 2009

Nebraska Teacher Shortage Reports

AETP Sample Contract Language

2016 Excellence in Teaching Act Status Report

Rule 25Regulations Governing the Excellence in Teaching Act2016 version

USDE Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directoryfor low income school designation

Very Sparse School Districts in Nebraska

Teacher Shortage Survey

NEBRASKA TEACHER SHORTAGE

The 2017-2018 Teacher Vacancy Survey was conducted in the fall of 2017 by the Nebraska Department of Education.  For purposes of this report, the Educational Service Unit (ESU) data has been combined with the public school data (district) while the nonpublic data (system) is combined with them into the total counts. The data from the Teacher Shortage Survey is then summarized and communicated to the US Department of Education (USDE) and educational entities throughout the state.


NOTE: Shortage areas in Nebraska, determined by the 2017 survey, are reported in Nebraska and proposed to the USDE as shortage areas for the 2018-19 academic year. To determine the shortage areas for federal loan forgiveness, please consult the US Department of Education’s Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing.

Teacher shortage areas in Nebraska for the 2018-2019 academic year and approved for USDE loan forgiveness use in 2018-2019 are:

  • Agriculture Education
  • Art
  • Bilingual
  • Business, Marketing or Information Technology (BMIT)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English as Second Language/ English Language Learners
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Health and/or Physical Education
  • Industrial Technology/Skilled and Technical Science
  • Language Arts (Includes: English Language Arts, Journalism and Media Education, Reading & Writing, Reading Specialist, Secondary English, Speech/Theatre)
  • Mathematics
  • Music – Instrumental/Vocal
  • School Counselor
  • School Library
  • School Psychologist
  • Science  (Includes: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Physics, Science)
  • Special Education (Includes: Behavior Intervention, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Sped, Early Intervention, Functional Academic Skills, Inclusion and Collaboration, Secondary Transition, Special Ed General, Visual Impairment)
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • World Language (Includes: American Sign Language, Any language other than English, not including computer languages)

The Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE)


NCTE Full Council Meeting -October 12, 2018

NCTE Executive Committee Meeting – August,  2018


The Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE) is an advisory body to the Nebraska State Board of Education. Its membership is appointed by the State Board from representatives of state-wide organizations which have a direct involvement or interest in teacher and administrative preparation, and from higher education institutions in Nebraska which are approved by the State Board of Education to prepare and recommend for certification teachers, administrators, and counselors; and those people recommended for special services endorsements. The State Board of Education reserves sole authority over college program approval and certification.

As an advisory body to the State Board of Education (Board), NCTE will develop and recommend standards for State Board approval and adoption relating to:

State approval of higher education institutions providing teacher, counselor, and/or administrative preparatory programs; and programs leading to a special services certificate.

Admission into and retention in an approved professional education program leading to teacher, counselor, administrative, or special services certification.

Issuance of teacher counselor, administrative, and special services certificates.

Certificate endorsements.

Relationships of Nebraska teacher, counselor, administrator, and special services certification with other states and national bodies.

June 9, 2017

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
NCTE COUNCIL MEETING -June 9, 2017


If you experience problems opening any of the documents below, please contact Marlene Beiermann at 402-471-3397 or marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov. Any other questions may be directed to Pat Madsen at 402-471-4863 or pat.madsen@nebraska.gov.


AGENDAS

ENDORSEMENTS for FIRST and SECOND HEARINGS

 

MINUTES from March 10, 2017 Council Meeting

MINUTES from April 21, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

April 21, 2017

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
Executive Committee Meeting Materials -April 21, 2017

Meeting Date and Time:
April 21, 2017 – Friday
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Meeting Site
:
Ralston Public Schools – Virginia Moon Administrative Center
8545 Park Drive, Ralston, NE 68127


For additional information about the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education, please contact Pat Madsen at (402) 471-4863, pat.madsen@nebraska.gov or
Marlene Beiermann at (402) 471-3397, marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov.

  • NCTE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
    Mark Adler – President
    Phyllis Spethman- President-Elect
    Diana Casey – Chairman, Standing Committee A
    Sue Alford – Chairman, Standing Committee B
    Donna Moss – Chairman, Standing Committee C
    Sharon Katt – NDE
    Kevin Peters – NDE


AGENDA – Executive Committee Meeting -August 21, 2017- posted on 3/21/17

MINUTES from January 27, 2017 Executive Committee Meetingposted on 3/21/17

Minutes From March 10, 2017 NCTE Meeting – posted on 3/21/17
Full Council Minutes
Committee A Minutes
Committee B Minutes
Committee C Minutes

EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT


Current Endorsements Under Review – posted on 3/24/17

CURRICULUM SUPERVISOR Redline Version
CURRICULUM SUPERVISOR Clean Version


Additional Items for Discussion:


The next Executive Committee Meeting is scheduled for August 25, 2017

The next NCTE Full Council Meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2017

2016-2017 Calendar, NCTE Membership Directory, and Standing Committees
are listed in the menu at the right.

March 10, 2017

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
NCTE COUNCIL MEETING – March 10, 2017


If you experience problems opening any of the documents below, please contact Marlene Beiermann at 402-471-3397 or marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov. Any other questions may be directed to Pat Madsen at 402-471-4863 or pat.madsen@nebraska.gov.


AGENDAS

ENDORSEMENTS for FIRST and SECOND HEARINGS

MINUTES

MINUTES from January 27, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting: posted 2/9/17

January 27, 2017

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
Executive Committee Meeting Materials – January 27, 2017

For additional information about the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education, please contact Pat Madsen at (402) 471-4863, pat.madsen@nebraska.gov or
Marlene Beiermann at (402) 471-3397, marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov.


AGENDA – Executive Committee Meeting – Jan 27, 2017

MINUTES from Jan 27, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

 


Current Endorsements Under Review

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION Redline Version
BUSINESS, MARKETING, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Redline Version
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Redline Version
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES OCCUPATIONAL Redline Version
HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION Redline Version
SKILLED AND TECHNICAL SCIENCES EDUCATION Redline Version
SKILLED AND TECHNICAL SCIENCES EDUCATION SKILLED SPECIFIC Redline Version

October 14, 2016

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
NCTE COUNCIL MEETING – October 14, 2016


If you experience problems opening any of the documents below, please contact Marlene Beiermann at 402-471-3397 or marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov. Any other questions may be directed to Pat Madsen at 402-471-4863 or pat.madsen@nebraska.gov.


NEW MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES ORIENTATION SESSION at 9:00 a.m. in the Capital Room at The Country Inn and Suites. All members (new and current) are welcome to attend.
NCTE Overview Presentation 2016


AGENDAS

ENDORSEMENTS for FIRST and SECOND HEARINGS

SCHOOL COUNSELOR ENDORSEMENT – CLEAN Version and REDLINE Version

WORK-BASED LEARNING – CLEAN Version and REDLINE Version

MINUTES

MINUTES from August 26, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES

 


 

August 26, 2016

NEBRASKA COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
Executive Committee Meeting Materials – August 26, 2016

For additional information about the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education, please contact Pat Madsen at (402) 471-4863, pat.madsen@nebraska.gov or
Marlene Beiermann at (402) 471-3397, marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov.


AGENDA – Executive Committee Meeting – August 26, 2016

MINUTES from August 26, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting


Current Endorsements Under Review

School CounselorRedline Version and Clean Version

Cooperative Education – Diversified Occupations Redline Version and Clean Version


Additional Items for Discussion

2016-2-17 Standing Committees – Draft Approval

NCTE Long-Range Plans – Draft Approval