You’ll find our personalized courses will match your teaching needs! All TPAI courses are accredited (HLC / North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and will help Nebraska teachers with salary advancement.
*Please follow your district’s pre-approval steps/requirements.
The following information is from the Nebraska Department of Education.
Information in this color shows how TPAI courses support Nebraska teachers.
The following is required for renewal of the Nebraska teaching certificate:
Listed below are three options to meet the requirement:
1.Submit the Verification of Experience Form indicating teaching for one (1) year within the immediate past five (5) years half time (50%) or more in a legally operated school system while holding or qualifying to hold a regular teaching certificate OR
2.Have completed six (6) graduate semester hours in education or your content area, within the immediate past five (5) years while holding or qualified to hold a teaching certificate that has not expired or has expired for less than five (5) years OR
3.If your teaching certificate has expired more than five (5) years, fifteen (15) specific graduate semester hours in education are required within the immediate past five (5) years. The hours must be recommended for issuance of the teaching certificate by the certification officer of your approved teacher education institution.The courses shall include:(a) a course in instructional techniques; (b) a practicum consisting of one hundred or more clock hours of contact with students in the classroom setting, fifty percent of which shall consist of performing instructional duties under the supervision of a cooperating teacher, (c) a course or courses which address current issues in education, including but not limited to, special education, gifted education, reading and writing in the content area,and school law; AND (d) The remaining course work be directly related to the applicant’s area of endorsement on his or her expired certificate.
[All TPAI courses are at graduate level.]
For further information, see the Nebraska Department of Education.