If you’re looking to become a teacher in Nebraska but hold a bachelor’s degree in a different field, there are several programs available in the state to allow you to earn teaching certification. Here is a look at what the programs are all about and what you need to know to apply.
The Provisional Trades Teaching Certificate allows individuals who have vocational training to obtain certification to teach in the area they studied. This certification is issued only to schools that request it. Candidates must seek employment to enroll in this program.
Eligibility and How to Apply
Qualified candidates must show relevant experience by:
Completing a prescribed course of study at an approved institution.
Completing an approved apprentice program.
Passing a proficiency exam.
Demonstrating proficiency through at least five years of work experience in the field.
Obtaining employment at a community college as a teacher.
Candidates must also:
Complete a qualifying human relations training course.
Complete a three-hour overview course in special education.
Obtain employment in a school district.
Apply to the program through their hiring school district. If coursework is required, candidates must apply at approved institutions.
Costs of the program vary depending on the institution the prospective teacher chooses.