Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - Nebraska


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website https://www.education.ne.gov/TCERT/index.html
State information on reciprocity https://www.education.ne.gov/TCERT/pdfs/Reciprocity.pdf
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Nebraska is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Nebraska requires all candidates to submit evidence of special education and human relations training, which includes coursework or relevant employment experience. In addition, candidates must meet recency requirements by documenting recent college credits or employment experience within the past five years to receive an Initial, Standard or Professional License. Candidates may be eligible to receive a Provisional License while working towards meeting training or recency requirements. 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? Yes. Candidates can document relevant employment experience in place of the training requirements. 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
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Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Out-of-state candidates must pass the Praxis Core and relevant Praxis Subject Assessments in order to qualify for an Initial, Standard or Professional License. Candidates may be eligible to receive a Provisional License while working towards meeting assessment requirements. Source
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Candidates must document recent college credits or employment experience within the past five years to receive an Initial, Standard or Professional License. To receive a Standard or Professional License, candidates must also document two years as a contractual teacher. Candidates not meeting experience requirements may be eligible to receive a Provisional license. 92 Neb. Admin. Code Chap. 21, § 005
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Nebraska has three main licensure levels: Initial, Standard and Professional. Out-of-state candidates with advanced credentials are granted a lower level or Provisional license while they work toward meeting the requirements for a Professional license. Source 1
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

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