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, 2014, 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, 2014, 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.

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) and
Special Education
(K–6 or K–8)
Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5011 0011 159

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

 

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