Nebraska Teaching License Renewal Information

In the state of Nebraska, teaching certificates can be renewed through the completion of work experience or coursework approved by the Nebraska Department of Education. Read on to find out more. Schools offering Teaching & Learning degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Information for Renewing a Teaching Certificate in Nebraska

It is possible to renew three types of certificates and four types of permits in Nebraska. These are the Initial, Standard and Professional certificates as well as the State and Local Substitute Teaching Permits, Career Education Teaching Permit and Postsecondary Teaching Permit. The requirements for renewal vary but the general information is summarized in the table below.

Education/Experience Required Certified Educator
Certification Renewal Period Five years (standard certificates)
Requirements for Renewal Verification of one hour work experience OR
Six graduate semester hours
Average Salary (2018) $37,980 (preschool teachers in NE)
$59,490 (kindergarten teachers in NE)
$57,490 (elementary school teachers in NE)
$60,280 (middle school teachers in NE)
$57,500 (high school teachers in NE)*
Estimated Job Growth (2016-2026) 8% (high school teachers nationally)*

Sources: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Renewal of the Certificates

The Initial Teaching Certificate and Standard Teaching Certificate are valid for five years while the Professional Teaching Certificate is valid for ten years. In order to renew these certificates, the educator must have taught for a year in the last five years prior to the application. At least half of that teaching time must have been spent at a legally operated school. Alternatively, the educator may meet the requirements for renewal by completing six graduate semester hours in an area related to education or the educator's specific content area. The requirements for renewal must be completed while the certificate is still valid.

Renewal of the Substitute Permits

Nebraska grants two types of substitute permits. These are the Local Substitute Teaching Permit and the State Substitute Teaching Permit. The local permit can only be used in the school system that requested the permit and is valid for three years. To renew this permit, the superintendent or personnel officer from the educator's school system must submit a written request for renewal to the Nebraska Department of Education. The state permit can be used state-wide for all levels of teaching and is valid for five years. To renew this permit, the educator must have completed 50 days of substitute teaching or three semester hours of graduate college credit within the five years of the certificate.

Renewal of the Career Education and Postsecondary Teaching Permits

The Career Education Teaching Permit is issued to applicants who do not meet the requirements for a standard certificate but can teach in the capacity of career education. To renew this permit, the educator's employing school district will need to submit verification that the educator has taught in the area of career education and request that the permit be renewed for further employment. The Postsecondary Teaching Permit is issued to educators who teach college credit courses and it is valid for three years. To renew this permit, the college that employs the educator must complete an employment verification form as well as verification of teaching high school students in two semesters. The renewal requirements must have been completed within the three years of the permit.

Renewal Application Process

The educator may complete the application process through the online portal on the Nebraska Department of Education website. The application fee can also be paid through the portal. The supporting documents such as the employment verification form and any documents verifying completed coursework should be submitted by mail. The educator can also download the relevant application form from the Nebraska Department of Education website and send it in by mail as well. In that case, the application fee can be paid by check or money order.

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