Nebraska Department of Education

Nebraska Test Requirements

Admission to Teacher Preparation Program in Nebraska

Those interested in becoming teachers in Nebraska must first be admitted to a Nebraska approved educator preparation program. One admission requirement is to take and pass the Praxis I® (or PPST®). Effective September 1, 2014 Nebraska will use the Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests in place of the Praxis I (PPST).

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Praxis I exams (5710, 5720, 5730) at the same time, select Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test: Combined Test (5750) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5710, 5720, 5730).

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
All Areas Praxis I Reading 5710 0710 170
and
Praxis I Writing 5720 0720 172
and
Praxis I Mathematics 5730 0730 171

Nebraska Certification Testing Requirements

Effective September 1, 2015: All candidates applying for certification in Nebraska must provide evidence they have taken the required Praxis II content test as listed below and received the required passing score.

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" or "6" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" or "1" are delivered on paper.
  • "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.

Early Childhood

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood Education Unified Education of Young Children 5021 0021 No Minimum Score

Elementary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Elementary Education Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 5011 0011 No Minimum Score
General Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 No Minimum Score

Secondary Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 0235 No Minimum Score
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge 5245 0245 No Minimum Score
Earth and Space Science Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 5571 0571 No Minimum Score
Economics Economics n/a 0911 No Minimum Score
English English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 n/a No Minimum Score
Geography Geography n/a 0921 No Minimum Score
Health Education Health Education 5551 n/a No Minimum Score
History World and United States History: Content Knowledge 5941 0941 No Minimum Score
Language Arts English Language Arts: Content and Analysis 5039 n/a No Minimum Score
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (On-screen graphing calculator provided.) 5161 n/a No Minimum Score
Physics Physics: Content Knowledge 5265 0265 No Minimum Score
Political Science Government/Political Science n/a 0931 No Minimum Score
Psychology Psychology 5391* 0391 No Minimum Score
Science (formerly Natural Science) General Science: Content Knowledge 5435 0435 No Minimum Score
Social Science Social Studies: Content Knowledge 5081 0081 No Minimum Score
Sociology Sociology n/a 0950 No Minimum Score

*Available beginning July 2014.

All Grades

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Art Art: Content Knowledge 5134 0134 No Minimum Score
Health and Physical Education Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5856 0856 No Minimum Score
Instrumental Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 n/a No Minimum Score
Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 n/a No Minimum Score
Physical Education Physical Education: Content Knowledge 5091 0091 No Minimum Score
Vocal Music Music: Content and Instruction 5114 n/a No Minimum Score

Special Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Special Education: Deaf or Hard of Hearing/Subject Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students 5272 n/a No Minimum Score
Special Education: Early Childhood Special Education Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood 56911 n/a No Minimum Score
Special Education: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 5354 0354 No Minimum Score
Special Education: Visual Impairment Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual Impairments 5282 n/a No Minimum Score

1Available beginning July 2014.

World Languages

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
World Language Select one of the following:
French: Content Knowledge 5174 n/a No Minimum Score
German: Content Knowledge 5183 n/a No Minimum Score
Latin n/a 0601 No Minimum Score
Spanish: Content Knowledge 5195 n/a No Minimum Score

Administrator/School Leader

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Principal Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision 5411 0411 No Minimum Score
Superintendent School Superintendent Assessment (Must use SLS Website to register.) 6021 n/a No Minimum Score

Career & Technical Education

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Agricultural Education Agriculture n/a 0700 No Minimum Score
Basic Business Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 No Minimum Score
Business, Marketing, Information Technology (BMIT) Business Education: Content Knowledge (Calculator allowed.) 5101 0101 No Minimum Score
Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences 5121 0121 No Minimum Score
Industrial Technology Education Technology Education 5051* n/a No Minimum Score

* Available beginning July 2014.

Instructional Support Personnel

To Be Certified in You Need to Take CDT Code PDT Code Qualifying Score
Reading Specialist Reading Specialist 5301 n/a No Minimum Score
School Counselor Professional School Counselor 5421 0421 No Minimum Score
School Psychologist School Psychologist n/a 0401 No Minimum Score
Speech-Language Pathologist Speech-Language Pathology 5330 0330 No Minimum Score

n/a — Not available in this delivery method.

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

 

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