Nebraska Department of Education

Nebraska Test Requirements

Admission to Teacher Preparation Program in Nebraska

Basic Skills Test

Those interested in becoming teachers in Nebraska must first be admitted to a Nebraska approved educator preparation program. Effective September 1, 2014, the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators tests are the approved Basic Skills test for program admission. Passing scores must be achieved in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. (Passing Praxis I® PPST scores received prior to September 1, 2014, may also be accepted by institutions for program admission.)

See Basic Skills Competency for more information.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 156
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 162
and
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics(On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 150
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).

Certification in Nebraska

Content Testing

Effective September 1, 2015: Candidates applying for any initial endorsement(s) to be placed on a Nebraska certificate must provide evidence they have passed the required Praxis II® content test for the endorsement(s) as listed below.

Administrative Endorsements

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Principal Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision 5411 145*
Superintendent School Superintendent Assessment(Must use SLS Website to register.) 6021 152*

Teaching Endorsements

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score
Agricultural Education Agriculture 5701 147*
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158*
Basic Business Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 154*
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 148*
Business, Marketing, Information Technology (BMIT) Business Education: Content Knowledge(Calculator allowed.) 5101 154*
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 140*
Early Childhood Inclusive(formerly ECEU) Education of Young Children¹ 5024 160*
Earth and Space Science Earth and Space Science: Content Knowledge 5571 147*
Economics Economics 5911 150*
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Curriculum and Instruction Assessment² 5017 153*
English Language Arts English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 168*
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5122 153*
General Art (K–6) Art: Content Knowledge 5134 158*
Geography Geography 5921 157*
Health Education Health Education³ 5551 155*
Health and Physical Education Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5857 160*
History World and United States History: Content Knowledge 5941 147*
Industrial Technology Education Technology Education 5051 159*
Instrumental Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 152*
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 146*
Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 152*
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 146*
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 131*
Political Science Government/Political Science 5931 149*
Psychology Psychology 5391 154*
Reading Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 164*
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 156*
School Librarian Library Media Specialist 5311 151*
School Psychologist School Psychologist 5402 147*
Science (formerly Natural Science) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 148*
Secondary English English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 168*
Social Science Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 154*
Sociology Sociology 5952 154*
Special Education (formerly Special Education: Mild/Moderate) Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 151*
Special Education: Deaf or Hard of Hearing/Subject Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 160*
Special Education: Early Childhood Special Education Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 5691 159*
Special Education: Visual Impairment Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 163*
Speech-Language Pathologist Speech-Language Pathology 5331 162*
Vocal Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 152*
World Language French: World Language 5174 162*
German: World Language 5183 163*
Latin 5601 155*
Spanish: World Language 5195 156*

¹Education of Young Children (0021/5021) will also be accepted.

²Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (0011/5011) will also be accepted.

³Health Education (0550/5550) will also be accepted.

Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge (0856/5856) will also be accepted.

* Tentative Score. Praxis II testing is not required by Nebraska for certificate endorsements until September 1, 2015.

See additional information about Nebraska content testing requirements. (Candidates are advised to check Test Centers and Dates to be sure the required test is offered during the testing window when they wish to take the test.)

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

 

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