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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Nebraska


Each year, roughly 3.1% of Nebraska students graduate with degrees in teaching. Thus, Nebraska's 22 teaching schools put out approximately 1,644 teachers each year.

Top Schools

University of Nebraska at Kearney, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a teaching program. It is located in Kearney. 183 students graduated with a degree in teaching from University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2010. Students at University of Nebraska at Kearney paid $5,912 per year in tuition fees.

Union College, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a teaching program. It is located in Lincoln. In 2010, Union College graduated 11 students from its teaching program. Tuition at Union College was $18,150 per year.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska with a teaching program is Midland Lutheran College, which is located in Fremont. In 2010, it was ranked 48th nationwide. In 2010, Midland Lutheran College graduated 27 students from its teaching programs. Midland Lutheran College charged in-state students $23,664 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Nebraska's teaching schools ranges from $30,578 per year to $2,040 per year. But, the average tuition is $12,634 per year. The Nebraska teaching schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Midland Lutheran College - located in Fremont, students are charged $23,664 per year
  3. Nebraska Wesleyan University - located in Lincoln, students are charged $23,474 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Nebraska teaching schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year
  3. Nebraska Indian Community College - located in Macy, students are charged $4,080 per year

A teaching degree from a Nebraska school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in Nebraska pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. If you decide to work as a teacher in Nebraska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 25,840 Nebraska teacher as of 2010. This number includes 330 english teachers, 1,460 primary school education administrators, and 820 education administrators. In Nebraska, the largest numbers of teacher work in the following counties:

  1. Harrison County - 12,230 teachers
  2. Lancaster County - 3,450 teachers
  3. Arthur County - 2,560 teachers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of teachers is expected to grow by 14% by 2018. There are projected to be 26,050 teachers working in Nebraska then. Of these 26,050 teachers, the government predicts that an unknown number will be english teachers, 1,810 will be primary school education administrators, and 980 will be education administrators.

Salary

On average, teachers earn a salary of $59,839 per year in Nebraska state. But, salaries for teacher can vary. In 2010, teacher made as little as less than $20,620 per year or as much as more than $142,820 per year in Nebraska. On average teacher earn the most in the following Nebraska counties:

  1. Lancaster County - $75,072 per year
  2. Adams County - $57,048 per year
  3. Harrison County - $56,706 per year

On average, teachers earn the least in the following Nebraska counties:

  1. Arthur County - $48,423 per year
  2. Antelope County - $51,622 per year
  3. Butler County - $56,492 per year

The teachers with highest average salaries in Nebraska were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $86,370 per year
  2. Education Administrator - $83,340 per year
  3. Primary School Education Administrator - $82,540 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Nebraska were:

  1. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $38,530 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $37,200 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Nebraska statistics regarding a career in teaching and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Nebraska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Nebraska
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Nebraska
  • Certificate in Teaching in Nebraska

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School n/a $51,240
2
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 9,950 $50,150 1.5%
3
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 3,340 $51,290 -26.9%
4
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,890 $38,530 24.3%
5
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 1,600 $86,370 7.4%
6
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 1,590 $48,520 3.2%
7
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,480 $46,420 57.4%
8
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 1,460 $82,540 12.3%
9
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 890 $40,770
10
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 820 $83,340 3.8%
11
Instructional Coordinators 630 $51,520 12.5%
12
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 470 $56,530 -4.1%
13
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 450 $71,100 -22.4%
14
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 440 $37,200 33.3%
15
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 330 $58,220 -57.1%
16
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 300 $64,820 -3.2%
17
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 170 $76,950 -41.4%
18
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 30 $81,590 -70.0%
 

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