Teaching Degrees in Nebraska

Individuals interested in applying for an initial Nebraska teacher license must satisfy several requirements. Certification applicants must have an accredited bachelor’s degree, successfully demonstrate competency in the subject they wish to teach, submit to fingerprinting, and complete a state-approved teacher preparation program. A number of universities and colleges offer Nebraska teacher education programs that deliver bachelor’s degrees or alternative certification programs for individuals who already hold bachelor’s degrees.

Four of the larger universities that offer teacher education programs that meet the Nebraska teaching license requirements are the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and Creighton University. Each of these teaching schools in Nebraska are approved by the Nebraska Department of Education. Continue reading to learn more about the programs at each school.

University of Nebraska at Lincoln

The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education (TLTE) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is ranked 34th on U.S. News & World Report’s best education schools list. According to the website, TLTE offers more specializations than any other college or university in Nebraska. The school’s initial teacher preparation program delivers bachelor’s degrees in elementary and secondary education. TLTE no longer offers a non-degree post-baccalaureate program for initial teaching certification. However, students who hold a bachelor’s degree may attain initial teaching certification through a Master of Arts degree in one of five specialization areas.

University of Nebraska at Omaha

The College of Education offers initial teacher preparation programs designed to prepare candidates to meet the Nebraska teacher certification requirements at the elementary grades, middle grades, and secondary levels. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 and complete a full-time, one-semester student teaching practicum prior to graduation. In addition, endorsement candidates must meet the state licensure standard of at least 100 hours of classroom experience before they can participate in student teaching.

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Admission into the UNK teacher education program is rather selective. To be accepted into the program, students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, have completed introduction to teaching courses, have participated in a service learning project, and have established absence of any criminal conviction. Applicants to the teacher education program must also have successfully completed all three components (math, reading, and writing) of the PRAXIS I Test. The Praxis I Test is a basic skills test required of all education majors in the state of Nebraska. It is recommended that the College of Education application process begin by the middle of the student’s second year.

Creighton University

Creighton University is a small, private university that ranks number one on U.S. News & World Report’s best regional (Midwest) colleges list. The College of Arts and Sciences employs 210 faculty members and offers 50 undergraduate majors, including education. All of Creighton University’s teacher education degree programs in elementary and secondary education are accredited by state, regional, and national accrediting agencies, including the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Chadron State College

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1000 Main St
Chadron, NE 69337-2690
(308) 432-6000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

College of Saint Mary

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7000 Mercy Rd.
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 399-2400

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Concordia University-Nebraska

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800 N Columbia Ave
Seward, NE 68434-1556
(800) 535-5494

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Doane College-Crete

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1014 Boswell Avenue
Crete, NE 68333
(402) 826-2161

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors

Grace University

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1311 S 9th St
Omaha, NE 68108-3629
(402) 449-2800

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Hastings College

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710 N Turner Ave
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 463-2402 Ext: 7405

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Midland University

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900 N. Clarkson
Fremont, NE 68025
(800) 642-8382

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Nebraska Wesleyan University

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5000 St Paul Ave
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
(402) 466-2371

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Northeast Community College

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801 E Benjamin
Norfolk, NE 68702-0469
(402) 371-2020

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Peru State College

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600 Hoyt Street
Peru, NE 68421-0010
(402) 872-3815

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Union College

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3800 S 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 486-2600

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters

University of Nebraska at Kearney

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905 W 25th St
Kearney, NE 68849-1212
(308) 865-8441

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

University of Nebraska at Omaha

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6001 Dodge St
Omaha, NE 68182-0225
(402) 554-2800

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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14th and R St
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-7211

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Wayne State College

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1111 Main St
Wayne, NE 68787
(402) 375-7000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Western Nebraska Community College

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1601 East 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1899
(308) 635-3606

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

York College

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1125 E 8th St
York, NE 68467-2699
(402) 363-5600

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
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