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. 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 Pre-Professional Skills Test (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

As of 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® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests) 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 U.S. History: Content Knowledge 5941 147
Industrial Technology Education Technology Education 5051 Not required for licensure but may be required by your college or university for program completion. Check with your program for more information.
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

¹The previously offered Education of Young Children (0021/5021) test will also be accepted.

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

³The previously offered Health Education (0550/5550) test will also be accepted.

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

See additional information about Nebraska content testing requirements. (Test takers 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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