Nebraska State Requirements

Nebraska Teaching License Renewal

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Nebraska teachers must have recent teaching experience or college credit hours for renewal of the teaching certificate. The following is required for renewal of the Nebraska teaching certificate:

  • Submit the Verification of Experience Form indicating teaching for one (1) year within the immediate past five (5) years half time (50%) or more in a legally operated school system while holding or qualifying to hold a regular teaching certificate; or
  • Have completed six (6) graduate semester hours in education or your content area, within the immediate past five (5) years while holding or qualified to hold a teaching certificate that has not expired or has expired for less than five (5) years; or
  • If your teaching certificate has expired more than five (5) years, fifteen (15) specific graduate semester hours in education are required within the immediate past five (5) years. The hours must be recommended for issuance of the teaching certificate by the certification officer of your approved teacher education institution. The courses shall include:
    • A course in instructional techniques
    • A practicum consisting of one hundred or more clock hours of contact with students in the classroom setting, fifty percent of which shall consist of performing instructional duties under the supervision of a cooperating teacher
    • A course or courses which address current issues in education, including but not limited to, special education, gifted education, reading and writing in the content area, and school law
    • The remaining coursework that is directly related to the applicant's area of endorsement on his or her expired certificate.

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To obtain the required hours, the following equivalencies shall be used: 

1 graduate credit = 1 semester hour



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Learners Edge offers over 100 relevant and engaging continuing education courses to help meet your requirements. 

A course in instructional techniques:

Course 707: Differentiated Learning: How to Teach to Varying Ability Levels

A course or courses which address current issues in education, including but not limited to: special education, gifted education, and school law

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5066: Growing Gifts: Stories, Supports and Strategies for Teachers in Gifted Education

5043: Thrive: Supporting LGBTQ Students in School

5855: Neurodiversity: A New Approach for Students with Special Needs


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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Nebraska license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Nebraska license renewal process. For complete official relicensure information, including forms, visit the Nebraska Department of Education.