Educator Certification Options to Meet Your Career Goals
I AM AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT INTERESTED IN PREPARING FOR A CAREER IN TEACHING
Initial certification (licensure) in Nebraska is based on completion of an accredited teacher preparation program at a four-year teacher training institution. Candidates successfully completing the educator preparation program requirements at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) are eligible to apply for a Nebraska certificate.
I am Certified in Another State and Would Like to Apply for a Certificate in Nebraska
Individuals previously certified in another state should obtain application information from the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE).
I Hold a Bachelor's Degree or Higher and am Interested in a Career in Teaching
If you already hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university you may earn a teaching certificate by completing the endorsement requirements for initial certification. The Teacher Academy Project (TAP) is an option for individuals interested in teaching in high demand areas (grades 7-12).
I Currently Hold a Teaching Certificate and am Interested in a Graduate Program
The College of Education offers graduate programs in Counseling; Educational Leadership; Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Special Education and Communication Disorders; and Teacher Education
I Would Like to Add an Endorsement to My Current Teaching Certificate
The College of Education offers more than 35 endorsements that can be added at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
I Would Like to Renew My Certificate
The requirements for the renewal of an expired Nebraska teaching certificate are based on the length of expiration.
- If your teaching or administrative certificate expired less than five years ago, learn more, or
- If your teaching or administrative certificate expired more than five years ago, learn more.
The University of Nebraska Omaha does not offer an alternative certification program.