Educators seeking advanced endorsements and skills through college coursework may now apply for tuition reimbursement via the state’s 2018-19 Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program (EETP).
The application process opened on the Nebraska Department of Education website on Monday, April 2, at 9 a.m.
The reimbursement in this round is for classes from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. Individuals must apply each year.
EETP provides a limited number of forgivable loans to Nebraska teachers enrolled in an eligible graduate program at a Nebraska institution of higher education. Eligible students may apply on an annual basis for funds of $175 per credit hour, up to a maximum of $3,000. Students can apply for EETP loans annually for up to five consecutive years. To be considered for an EETP forgivable loan, an educator must:
- Be employed as a certificated teacher in an approved or accredited public or private PK-12 school in Nebraska;
- Be enrolled in an approved graduate program at an eligible NE institution;
- Be a resident Nebraska student.
Applicants must also complete:
- A graduate degree in a shortage area;
- A graduate program for an added Endorsement in a shortage area;
- A graduate degree in curriculum and instruction;
- A graduate degree in a subject area in which an endorsement is already held; or
- A graduate degree that will result in an additional endorsement not considered a shortage area which your administrator believes will be beneficial to your students.
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