Contact Information

State Department of Education
Teacher Certification
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4987

Phone: 402-471-2295
Fax: 402-471-0117

Nebraska Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes, effective September 1, 2015 all candidates must pass the Praxis Library Media Content test with a score of 153. The licensure area is for a School Librarian.

Other Testing Needed: Candidates can become exempt if they have three or more consecutive years of teaching or administrative experience in an approved or accredited school with a certificate issued by another state.

Description: The certification is for a School Librarian.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

  • This endorsement shall require the applicant to hold an initial Nebraska teaching certificate.


  • Concurrently earn a subject field endorsement
  • Acquire 30 semester credit hours in Library Media.
  • Human relations training is required by Nebraska statute.
  • Special Education training requirement-This can be waived if you have the appropriate employment experiences which provided you with the opportunity to acquire the skills for this requirement.

Reciprocity: Nebraska follows the Interstate Agreement with the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification (NASDEC). However, one must meet the state's requirements for teaching licensure because it is not a law. Further information can be found at

MLA Citation "Nebraska." School Library Connection, September 2015,

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Entry ID: 1959130

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