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.
Create an account in TEACH.
You will need to use your personal email address. This will be the address that your certificate gets emailed to as a PDF.
Start a new application
- What type of Certificate or Permit are you applying for today? = Select Teaching
- Ever held a Nebraska Teaching Certificate? = Yes/No
- Ever held an educator license in another state? = Yes/No
- Then select the appropriate option and “Provisional” from the dropdown box and complete the online application.
In the application
A checklist will appear on the left side of the application. As you complete each section, the red X will change to a green check mark. Each tab has instructions to complete each section.
Certificate Type Tab
Select “All School Certificate or Permit” or “Nonpublic School Certificate”. Districts you add to the employment section will be able to monitor your application and status.
Personal Information Tab
Enter your information. On this tab you can select the option “I hereby give my consent to the Nebraska Department of Education to use SMS messaging to send me notifications via text message and email.”
Academic Record Tab
Follow the instructions on this tab with information about any college or university you attended as a student. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the college. Most colleges have a portal that will identify the service they use to send transcripts. A transcript from Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse can be sent directly to email@example.com.
You can also mail a transcript to the following address: Nebraska Department of Education, Educator Certification, PO Box 94987, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509. Please note that if you mail a transcript yourself, it must be in a sealed envelope from the college.
Personal & Professional Fitness Tab
Answer the questions listed. Any answer of “yes” will require explanation and documentation.
Basic skills (Praxis Core) and a content test are required. If you did not send your scores to the Nebraska Department of Education, you may upload a PDF of your score report by selecting “Yes” to “Do you have any state testing which you have not previously submitted?” Applicants with out of state experience will work with their analyst to determine if they are eligible for a testing waiver.
Upload any out of state teaching licenses on this tab.
In state teaching experience will appear on this tab.
Select the option that accurately describes your residency for the last 5 years. Please note, that attending an out of state college would require you to select option “C”, as this means you were not continuously living in the state of Nebraska.
Declaration, Authorization and Signature Tab
Your electronic signature will need to match the name on the application. If you previously had started the application, be sure to update your signature to reflect today’s date.
Fee and Payment Tab
To move to the fee and payment, all of the tabs must be saved and have a green check mark next to them.
A Provisional Teaching Permit can not be renewed.
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.