Adding Endorsements (Areas of Specialization)

Nebraska offers many endorsements for teaching. Please use the following links to help you navigate all that is available in Nebraska.

An additional endorsement can be added to a certificate or permit upon completion of a program from a standard institution of higher education.

The requirements for an additional endorsement include:

  1. Apply through TEACH portal.
  2. Submit official transcripts from colleges are universities attended that show completion of an endorsement program. These must come directly from the college itself. See submitting transcripts on our website.
  3. Submit an Institutional Verification Form.
  4. Pay application fee.

To Add a Provisional Endorsement, Fifty percent (50%) or more of the program must have already been completed in order to place the provisional endorsement on a valid regular Nebraska certificate; AND OFFICIAL transcripts of the coursework completed thus far, are also required.

  • To apply:
    • Complete the application and pay fee.
    • The Added PROVISIONAL Endorsement Form MUST be completed and signed by an authorized certification official of the teacher training institution where the program is being completed.
  • The Provisional Endorsement is valid for three years expiring on August 31st of the third year following issuance. This endorsement is not renewable.

To be eligible for a Provisional Special Education Endorsement, you must have completed 6 semester hours of Special Education coursework from a higher education institution

  • To apply:
    • Complete the application and pay fee.
    • The Added PROVISIONAL Endorsement Form MUST be completed and signed by an authorized certification official of the teacher training institution where the program is being completed.
    • Submit official transcripts showing 6 semester credit hours of special education coursework.
    • Submit Affirmation of Eligibility form requesting the issuance of the provisional special education endorsement.
  • The Provisional Special Education Endorsement will expire August 31 in the year following the year of issuance and may be renewed up to two (2) times. In order to renew, you must submit official transcripts verifying completion of at least nine (9) semester hours of course work from your established plan.
Updated May 20, 2024 4:02pm