Teaching Career Education Permit

The Career Education Permit is available for individuals who are hired to teach by a Nebraska school district in career education (career education endorsement information) where no teaching education program exists, where instructional content of the courses exceeds teacher preparation coursework, or for which a school system submits documentation that is has not found a qualified teacher for a specific course in the career education field.

The Career Education Permit expires August 31 of the third year following the year of issuance.

The requirements for the Career Education Permit include the following:

  1. An application and fee in the TEACH system  (Please note that registration for TEACH is required first; then an application can be submitted.)
  2. Fingerprints (required only if someone has lived outside of Nebraska in the past five years)
  3. Qualify for one of 16 career education endorsements by:
    1. Completion of a prescribed course of study in a career education area at the postsecondary level, or
    2. Completion of an apprenticeship in the career education area, or
    3. Demonstrated proficiency in the career education area based on 5 years or more of practice in that career, or
    4. Demonstrated proficiency by passing a competency test approved by the industry or career area
  4. Submit a Career Education Permit District Verification
  5. Human Relations Training
Updated December 5, 2022 12:50pm