Nebraska Teacher Education Programs

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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.


Nebraska, like most Midwestern states, places a large emphasis on education and the success of students. This has led to education initiatives at all ages, from preschool through college education. As these changes take effect and evolve in response to research, the demand for teaching professionals who can meet the expectations has been growing.

One of the most recent changes in Nebraska is an overhaul of math education standards. With the right education and classroom experience, you could become part of the new education industry in Nebraska. Take your first step now by contacting teaching programs in Nebraska.

Teacher Education in Nebraska

There are many routes to teacher licensure in Nebraska, so check out our list of schools below to find out which program options best suit your goals and your previous education. One of the first decisions you have to make as an education student is which grades you would like to teach, as curriculum options are very different for elementary school teaching students, secondary school teaching students, and special education teaching students.

From the get-go, your training may include theory learning and classroom experience. In fact, most Nebraska schools include a classroom component in the first semester. Instructors use this experience to determine what you need to do to grow as a teacher.

The courses you take should be unique to your licensure level. A special education degree may require the completion of courses like Educational Psychology, Students with Emotional Disturbances, Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Classroom Management, Inclusive Classroom Environments, and IEP Development & Collaboration.

Your school advisor and your financial aid department may assist you in finding financial aid opportunities for student teachers. The Nebraska Department of Education funds grants and loan forgiveness programs for Nebraska teachers.

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    • Teaching Careers in Nebraska

      Nebraska's demand for teachers has grown considerably in recent years, a trend that seems to be likely to continue through 2022. In this period, special education jobs may increase by 10%, the same growth rate predicted for secondary school teachers (O*Net).

      Utilizing professional resources like the Nebraska State Education Association may help you acclimate to the world of teaching. This group can also teach you about the intricacies of Nebraska education.

      Salaries for Nebraska Teachers (2015)
      • Elementary: $49,540 per year
      • Secondary: $50,870 per year
      • Post-Secondary: $48,680 per year
      Statistics provided by the BLS, 2015

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