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Local Substitute Teacher


Substitute teachers are in high demand in Nebraska. Become a local substitute and teach up to 90 days in any school year within a school district. The local substitute teaching permit is issued through the Nebraska Department of Education and is valid for three years.

If you have not yet earned 60 semester credit hours of college coursework, apply for admission today. A Northeast advisor will help you identify courses that will meet this requirement.

State of Nebraska Requirements

In addition to or as part of the 60 semester credit hours of college coursework, requirements include:

  • Completion of the Human Relations Training Requirement
  • Written request from the Superintendent for issuance of the certificate for a specific School District
  • A background check will be completed as part of the application process

Additional information about the local substitute teaching permit and the application is available from the Nebraska Department of Education.

Courses and Program Options

Northeast offers the following courses to meet the human relations requirement:

Course Number Course Name
EDUC 1100 Human Relations in a Pluralistic Society
SOCI 2150 Exploring Unity and Diversity

Northeast also recommends the following coursework:

Course Number Course Name
HLTH 1730 Pediatric Basic Life Support and First Aid
EDUC 1110 Introduction to Professional Education
EDUC 2000 Educational Psychology
ECED 2050 Children with Exceptionalities

Financial Assistance

Our Financial Aid staff works with students, parents, and counselors to help meet the cost of a college education. Visit Financial Aid for more information. You may also be able to receive financial assistance through the Community College Gap Assistance Program.

For additional information please contact Amy Kaiser at (402) 844-7245.