Nebraska Department of Education

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Qualified Teacher Designation

To become NCLB Qualified in Nebraska, a new-to-the-profession teacher at the elementary level of instruction must take and pass the Praxis II® Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (EECIA), test code 5017. (EECIA 5011 and 0011 will also be accepted.) The NCLB Qualified requirement applies to those with endorsements in Elementary Education, K–6 or K–8; Early Childhood Inclusive, Birth through Grade 3; Special Education, K–8 or K–12; Special Education: Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Birth–Grade 12 or PK–6; Early Childhood Special Education, Birth through Kindergarten; and Special Education: Visual Impairment, Birth–Grade 12.

In addition, effective September 1, 2015:

  1. All Special Education candidates will have to take and pass the Praxis II Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications, test code 5354, to have the endorsement placed on their certificate.
  2. All Early Childhood Special Education candidates will have to take and pass the Praxis II Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood, test code 5691, to have the endorsement placed on their certificate.
  3. All Early Childhood Inclusive candidates will have to take and pass the Praxis II Education of Young Children, test code 5024, to have the endorsement placed on their certificate.
  4. All Special Education: Deaf or Hard of Hearing candidates will have to take and pass the Praxis II Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, test code 5272, to have the endorsement placed on their certificate.
  5. All Special Education: Visual Impairment candidates will have to take and pass the Praxis II Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, test code 5282, to have the endorsement placed on their certificate.

(Note: For candidates with the Elementary Education endorsement, the EECIA meets the NCLB Qualified and the content testing requirements.)

Requirements

Find out how to register for Praxis® tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

The Elementary Education Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (5011) test (previously offered using code 0011) will also be accepted by the Nebraska Department of Education. The passing score on this assessment is 159.

NCLB-qualified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Inclusive (Birth–Grade 3) Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5017 153
Early Childhood Special Education (Birth through Kindergarten) Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5017 153
Elementary Education (K–6 or K–8) Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5017 153
Special Education (K–6 or K–12) Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5017 153
Special Education: Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Birth–Grade 12 or PK–6) Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5017 153
Special Education: Visual Impairment (Birth–Grade 12) Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5017 153

This page is a supplement to The Praxis Series® Information Bulletin.

 

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