Nebraska Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 21 schools)

NE Dept of Education:
http://www.education.ne.gov
Teacher Certification in NE:
Nebraska Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Nebraska. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Nebraska, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

Nebraska’s fertile prairie land has made the state one of the nation’s leading grain and grass producers. It also played a part in connecting the country when Union Pacific began the eastern leg of the transcontinental railroad in Omaha. The state is unique in that it only has one legislative body. Teachers in the state enjoy salaries that are higher than those of the average Nebraska worker.

Teacher Education in Nebraska

Nebraska offers education majors nearly 20 schools with a variety of subject areas and degree programs, including opportunities for doctoral study. Nebraska does not have an undergraduate credit hour requirement for certification in a specialty area.

Teaching Careers in Nebraska

Ranging from around $43,000 to $46,000, depending on grade level and specialization, Nebraska teachers earn more than the average employee in the state, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries are higher for teachers in high-need schools or subject areas.

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