Educator Preparation Programs

Certification Fast Facts

  • Nebraska has three certificate levels: initial, standard, professional.
  • Nebraska does not have unlimited reciprocity with other states.
  • UNK offers the ‘Transition to Teaching‘ program allowing a person with a BS/BA in a language to qualify for a Transitional Teaching Certificate for three years. While completing this program, it’s possible that the candidate can be employed as a teacher.
  • Teacher candidates must take the Praxis II to receive an endorsement for French, German, Latin, and Spanish.

Nebraska Administrative Code, Title 92, Rule 24 006.70 “Regulations for Certificate Endorsements”

006.70 World Language: Any language other than English, not including computer languages.

006.70A Grade Levels: K-8, 7-12, or K-12

006.70B Endorsement Type: Subject

006.70C Persons with this endorsement may teach at the grade levels and the world language(s) for which they have been prepared.

006.70D Certification Endorsement Requirements: This endorsement requires a minimum of 30 semester hours in the world language for either the K-8 or 7-12 endorsement. Those candidates seeking a K-12 endorsement must complete coursework and clinical experiences which address elementary and secondary levels.

006.70D1 Upon successful completion of the Official American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Official ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) at the Advanced-Low level of proficiency in the target languages of French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and/or Spanish, and at the Intermediate-High level for Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and/or Korean, the Nebraska teacher education institutions may waive up to 15 hours of the 30 hours required in the world language.

006.70E Endorsement Program Requirements: Nebraska teacher education institutions offering this endorsement program must have on file, within the institution, a plan which identifies the courses and the course completion requirements which the institution utilizes to grant credit toward completion of this endorsement.

006.70F Effective September 1, 2015, an applicant will be required to submit a passing score as set forth in Appendix C for the applicable content test for the first-time placement of this endorsement on a Nebraska certificate or permit.


World Language Teacher Preparation Programs in Nebraska

College of Saint Mary Concordia University Creighton University Doane University Hastings College NE Wesleyan University UNK UNL UNO Wayne State
American Sign Language K-8,
Bilingual Education K-6, 7-12 K-6,
Chinese 7-12
French 7-12 7-12,
7-12 7-12 7-12
German 7-12 7-12,
7-12 7-12 7-12
Latin 7-12
Spanish 7-12,
7-12 K-8,
7-12 K-8,
7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12
Russian 7-12
Updated August 21, 2019 4:10pm