Teaching Provisional Permit
The Provisional Teaching Permit may be issued to applicants who do not meet all of the recent college or employment experience requirements for a regular certificate. A Provisional Teaching Permit is valid for teaching in all Nebraska schools unless someone applies for a nonpublic certificate only. A Provisional Teaching Permit expires August 31 in the second year following the year of issuance and cannot be renewed.
The requirements for a Provisional Teaching Permit include the following:
- An application and fee in the TEACH system (Please note that registration for TEACH is required before an application can be submitted.)
- Fingerprints (required only if someone has lived outside of Nebraska in the past five years)
- Official Transcript(s) showing a Bachelor’s Degree
- Institutional Verification – This form is used to show that a program was completed. The form is sent electronically to Nebraska colleges and universities.
- Courses Required for Completion – This form is used for anyone who needs to take fifteen semester hours of credit in education-related coursework from a standard institution of higher education.
- Educator Certificate – A certificate is required only for those who have not been certified in Nebraska.
- Employment Verification – This form is required for those who have employment experience in a school district/system outside of Nebraska.
- Content Test – Nebraska only accepts the Praxis Content test and is required for each new endorsement added to a certificate after September 1, 2015. For the most up-to-date list of tests accepted by Nebraska and for information on how to register for a test, visit the ETS website.
- Human Relations Training
Deficiencies (items that need to be completed before a regular certificate can be issued) that can be placed on a Provisional Teaching Permit may include the following:
- An official transcript showing the completion of six semester hours of credit in education-related coursework from a standard institution of higher education.
- An official transcript showing the completion of fifteen semester hours of credit in education-related coursework from a standard institution of higher education.
- Completion of a basic skills test or verification of two consecutive years of educational experience in the immediate past five years while holding a regular teaching certificate.
- An official transcript showing the completion of the special education requirement.
More information on how to send supporting documents can be found in the FAQ section of this website.