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A Secondary Education Certification
Project Designed for Individuals
who have earned an
Undergraduate degree.

Applications for Program Selections
June 1, 2013 - February 1, 2014
Application Deadline -
February 1, 2014

For further information:
TAP Brochure (.pdf)
Information sheet (.pdf)
Rule 20/21(.pdf)
Professional Dispositions Statement (.pdf)
Application (.pdf)

Click to see additional information regarding the PPST

The MOEC School districts are:
Bellevue Public Schools
Bennington Public Schools
Council Bluffs Community Schools
Douglas County West Community Schools
Elkhorn Public Schools
Gretna Public Schools
Millard Public Schools
Omaha Public Schools
Papillion/LaVista Public Schools
Ralston Public Schools
South Sarpy School District #46
Westside Community Schools

Project Overview

The Teacher Academy Project (TAP) is designed to prepare individuals as certified secondary education teachers. Candidates for TAP must hold an undergraduate degree in a major related to a secondary (grades 7-12) content area such as mathematics, science, or foreign language, etc.

TAP candidates complete certification coursework while interning in a participating Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium (MOEC) school district. The graduate work completed during this program may be applied toward completion of a Masters degree in secondary education. Project participants will be enrolled as full time students, which will allow for the completion of the certification requirements in one academic year. This program is offered once each year.

Program Requirements/Application Procedures

  • B.S. or B.A. with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with major in a content area of secondary endorsement.
  • Passing scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Test and content test.
  • Interview with TAP Coordinator.
  • Be available for full time enrollment and internship experience
  • Graduate admission
  • Completion of TAP application
  • Interview and selection by a MOEC school district


The sequence of coursework for the TAP program begins in the summer sessions. These classes address initial education content which prepares candidates to begin working in classroom settings in the fall while they continue with additional courses. The spring semester completes the professional education requirements with student teaching as the capstone experience.

Summer Session

  • 12 semester hours required professional education coursework.

Fall Semester

  • 10-16 hours of required professional coursework.
  • 20 hours per week. (internship site)

Spring Semester

  • Student Teaching (internship site)

John McGill

Project Coordinator
College of Education RH 312
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6005 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182-0163
Phone: (402) 554-2733

Susan Bless
College of Education RH 312
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6005 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182-0163
Phone: (402) 554-3530


Revised 09/07/2012


The University of Nebraska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.