April 17, 2018

Nebraska Teacher Certification

Average Teacher Salary: $41,026
Average State Salary for All Jobs: $36,140

Coursework and Preparation Programs You’ll Need:

You’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree before you can teach in Nebraska schools. There are no special undergraduate coursework requirements in individual subject areas for Nebraska teacher certification. You will, however, need to complete a Nebraska-approved teacher preparation program. A list of approved programs is available in this PDF:
Nebraska Approved Programs
For a list of alternative teacher preparation programs, see the National Center for Alternative Certification Web site.


For teacher certification in Nebraska, you’ll need to take the following test for basic teaching skills:
PPST (Pre Professional Skills Test) Official Site | Praxis 1 Test
Elementary and elementary special education teachers will also need to take the 0011 Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (EECIA) portion of the
Praxis 2 Exams Official Site | Praxis 2 Test

Reciprocity Agreements

The State of Nebraska has reciprocity agreements to accept teaching credentials from most other states.

Facts about Nebraska Teacher Certification

Differential pay support is available for teachers in high needs subject areas.
After teaching in Nebraska for three years, a teacher becomes eligible for tenure.

For Further Information

You can contact the Nebraska Department of Education about teacher certification at this address:
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509

Or you can call at 402-471-2295.
In addition, the following official Web sites have information about the Nebraska teacher certification process:

Nebraska Department of Education
Teacher Certification
Teach in Nebraska