Nebraska State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiologist
State Department Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
State Department Hyperlink http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_rcs_audio_audiology.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework For teaching certificate: At least one general special education course that provides an overview of all handicapping conditions OR verification of work experience that has provided you with the opportunity to acquire the skills for the Special Education Training requirement and will submit a written narrative. Certification Endorsement Requirements: This endorsement requires a minimum of a master's degree in audiology, which includes at least 36 graduate semester hours in an educational audiology program approved under this chapter.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Includes 70 clock hours of a school internship in educational audiology supervised by a standard institution faculty member (the internship requirement may be included in the 36 graduate semester hours).
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? PRAXIS SERIES I test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SCORES PPST: Reading 170, Mathematics 171, Writing 172 CBT: Reading 316, Mathematics 316, Writing 318
Additional requirements specific for schools? Educational Audiologist: Persons with this endorsement may serve as an educational audiologist and resource person for programs involving individuals from birth through grade 12

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Special Education - Deaf or Hard of Hearing
State Department Nebraska Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.ne.gov/TCERT/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 1) PreK - 3rd grade; or 2) PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework For teaching certificate: At least one general special education course that provides an overview of all handicapping conditions OR verification of work experience that has provided you with the opportunity to acquire the skills for the Special Education Training requirement and will submit a written narrative. Certification Endorsement Requirements: This endorsement shall require an applicant to hold, or earn concurrently, a subject or field endorsement and earn a minimum of 30 semester hours in special education courses, including six (6) semester hours in general special education and 24 semester hours in the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? PRAXIS SERIES I test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SCORES PPST: Reading 170, Mathematics 171, Writing 172 CBT: Reading 316, Mathematics 316, Writing 318

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Education: Supplemental
State Department Nebraska Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.ne.gov/TCERT/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range PreK - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Certification Endorsement Requirements: The endorsement shall require a minimum of 18 semester hours specific to early childhood education that address preschool and kindergarten.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Candidates must complete a 45 clock-hour practicum working with preschool (pre-kindergarten) children
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? PRAXIS SERIES I test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SCORES PPST: Reading 170, Mathematics 171, Writing 172 CBT: Reading 316, Mathematics 316, Writing 318

Early Childhood Special Educator Preschool Disabilities

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Preschool Disabilities
State Department Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.ne.gov/TCERT/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Kindergarten
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework For teaching certificate: At least one general special education course that provides an overview of all handicapping conditions OR verification of work experience that has provided you with the opportunity to acquire the skills for the Special Education Training requirement and will submit a written narrative. Human Resources course also required. Certification Endorsement Requirements: This endorsement shall require a minimum of 30 semester hours related to preschool disabilities, plus field/clinical experiences. Endorsement Program Requirements: Nebraska teacher education institutions offering this endorsement must have on file, within the institution, a plan which identifies the courses and the course completion requirements which the institution utilizes to grant credit toward completion of this endorsement.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? PRAXIS SERIES I test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SCORES PPST: Reading 170, Mathematics 171, Writing 172 CBT: Reading 316, Mathematics 316, Writing 318

Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Special Education-Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement
State Department Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.ne.gov/TCERT/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Kindergarten
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Certification Endorsement Requirements: This endorsement shall require a minimum of 30 graduate semester hours including a minimum of 12 graduate semester hours in Early Childhood Education and a minimum of 18 semester hours in Early Childhood Special Education.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 100 clock hours of related field experiences working with young children, birth through kindergarten, including those with special developmental and/or learning needs. At least 20 clock hours will be spent assisting families and children with verified disabilities in each of the three age groups: infants/toddler, preschool (ages 3-5), and kindergarten.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? PRAXIS SERIES I test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SCORES PPST: Reading 170, Mathematics 171, Writing 172 CBT: Reading 316, Mathematics 316, Writing 318

Early Childhood Special Education Inclusive

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Inclusive
State Department Nebraska Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.ne.gov/TCERT/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Certification Endorsement Requirements: The endorsement shall require a minimum of 51 semester hours including 39 semester hours in Birth through Grade 3 Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education, and 12 additional hours in one area of concentration (either Birth through Kindergarten or Age 3 through Grade 3).
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? PRAXIS SERIES I test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SCORES PPST: Reading 170, Mathematics 171, Writing 172 CBT: Reading 316, Mathematics 316, Writing 318

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Certified Marriage and Family Therapist (CMFT)
State Department Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
State Department Hyperlink http://www.sos.ne.gov/rules-and-regs/regsearch/Rules/Health_and_Human_Services_System/Title-172/Chapter-094.pdf
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) Examination

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
State Department Hyperlink http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/pages/crlNursingHome.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Council Licensure Examination - Register Nurse (NCLEX-RN)
Additional requirements specific for schools? Additional school nurse endorsement: 007.02 School Nurse. 007.02A Grade Levels: PK-12 007.02B Endorsement Type: Special Services 007.02C Persons with this endorsement may practice school nursing for students Pre-kindergarten through grade 12. 007.02D Certification Endorsement Requirements: This endorsement shall require a current Nebraska license as a Registered Professional Nurse from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services or another state participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact as defined in Section 71-1795 R.R.S.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapy
State Department Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
State Department Hyperlink http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_rcs_ot_ot.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) pass: 450

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapy
State Department Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
State Department Hyperlink http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_rcs_pt_pt.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Physical Therapist/National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination; pass: scaled score 600 AND Jurisprudence Exam; pass: scaled score 600

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist
State Department Nebraska Board Examiners of Psychologists
State Department Hyperlink http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_mhcs_psych_psych.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology EPPP: Have passed the national standardized examination with a minimum score at the national pass score for all doctoral candidates; oral exam pass: 80%

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department Nebraska Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.ne.gov/TCERT/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range PreK - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework For teaching certificate: At least one general special education course that provides an overview of all handicapping conditions OR verification of work experience that has provided you with the opportunity to acquire the skills for the Special Education Training requirement and will submit a written narrative.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of 1,200 clock hours of internship experience, supervised by a Standard Institution of Higher Education, 600 of which must be in a school setting. Applicants who have completed 600 hours of supervised experience in school settings prior to the internship as part of their doctoral raining program in school psychology may complete all 1,200 hours of their supervised internship in a setting that provides psychological services to children, birth to age 21.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? PRAXIS SERIES I test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SCORES PPST: Reading 170, Mathematics 171, Writing 172 CBT: Reading 316, Mathematics 316, Writing 318

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Certified Master Social Worker
State Department Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
State Department Hyperlink http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_mhcs_mental_cswrequire.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? To be certified, an applicant must have passed the Association of Social Work Boards Advanced or Clinical Examination, with a scaled score of 75.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech Language Pathologist
State Department Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
State Department Hyperlink http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_rcs_audio_audiology.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 21 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework For teaching certificate: At least one general special education course that provides an overview of all handicapping conditions OR verification of work experience that has provided you with the opportunity to acquire the skills for the Special Education Training requirement and will submit a written narrative. Certification Endorsement Requirements: This endorsement requires a minimum of a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology which includes at least 36 graduate semester hours in speech-language pathology and coursework in related areas.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Applicants must complete a minimum of 400 clock hours of clinical experiences and an internship, supervised by the standard institution, in a school or clinic setting.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? PRAXIS SERIES I test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SCORES PPST: Reading 170, Mathematics 171, Writing 172 CBT: Reading 316, Mathematics 316, Writing 318
Additional requirements specific for schools? Speech-Language Pathologist Endorsement: Persons with this teaching endorsement may provide speech language pathology services to and consultative services for individuals from birth to age 21 or completion of their Individualized Education Program. Endorsement shall mean an area of specialization indicated on a certificate

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Special Education - Visual Impairment
State Department Nebraska Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.education.ne.gov/TCERT/index.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 21 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework The three statutory requirements are: Basic Skills Competency Special Education Competencies Human Relations Training For teaching certificate: At least one general special education course that provides an overview of all handicapping conditions OR verification of work experience that has provided you with the opportunity to acquire the skills for the Special Education Training requirement and will submit a written narrative. Certification Endorsement Requirements: This endorsement shall require an applicant to hold, or earn concurrently, a subject or field endorsement and earn a minimum of 30 semester hours in special education courses including six (6) semester hours in general special education and 24 semester hours in the education of students with visual impairment.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? PRAXIS SERIES I test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE SCORES PPST: Reading 170, Mathematics 171, Writing 172 CBT: Reading 316, Mathematics 316, Writing 318