Nebraska Department of Education

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Qualified Teacher Designation

Although not a certification requirement at this time, Nebraska has adopted the Praxis II® Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (EECIA-0011 or 5011) test for elementary education and elementary special education candidates and teachers to become NCLB-qualified. Administration dates and test center locations for the EECIA are found on the Registration page of this website.

First-time Certification Applicants with an Elementary Education Endorsement
Effective September 1, 2015, the Praxis II Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (EECIA — 0011 or 5011) will become a certification requirement for those candidates applying for first-time certification with an Elementary Education endorsement, and will also meet NCLB-qualified requirements.

Elementary-level Special Education Candidates
Effective September 1, 2015, all Elementary level Special Education candidates will have to take the required Praxis II Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (0354/5354) test to meet certification requirements, and in addition, take the Praxis II Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (EECIA — 0011 or 5011) test to become NCLB-qualified.

Early Childhood Inclusive (formerly ECEU) Candidates
Effective September 1, 2015, all Early Childhood Inclusive (formerly ECEU) Candidates will have to take the required Praxis II Education of Young Children (5024) test to meet certification requirements, and in addition, take the Praxis II Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (EECIA 0011/5011) to become NCLB Qualified.

Requirements

Find your licensure area below to determine which test you need to take and see the minimum qualifying score. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Once you know your test(s), find out how to register for Praxis™ tests and read the Praxis test retake policy.

Most tests are offered in both Session 1 and Session 2. Refer to the fees page for tests that are restricted to a particular session.

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).

Notes:

  • In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

To Be NCLB-qualified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education (K–6 or K–8),
Special Education
(K–6 or K–12) or Early Childhood Inclusive (Birth-Grade 3)
Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5011 0011 159

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

 

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